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  • n  a disappointing decline after a previous rise
    the anticlimax of a brilliant career
  • n  a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

  • The Allied campaign in western Burma reached an anticlimax.
  • But whether the Guatemalan clash swelled into bitter and prolonged civil bloodshed or petered out in anticlimax and frustration, the issue was nonetheless clearly drawn.
  • The feature was often a broken-down B-minus monster movie, and pretty much an aesthetic anticlimax after the seven-minute masterpieces that opened the show.
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  • Montoya knew his tenure with Ganassi was coming to an end
    BROOKLYN, Mich.-- By the time Juan Pablo Montoya got the official word that he was out of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 Chevrolet at the end of the 2013 season, it was almost an anticlimax. For months, Montoya had known the parting was coming, and he had already begun to explore other options. "I think I knew from quite a while ago, to be honest with you," Montoya told ... Keep reading
    Aug. 17, 2013 -

  • Arsene Wenger in International Herald Tribune
    It is always an anticlimax to come from the San Siro to Wigan,Wenger said. "To go from playing in the Champions League against one of the biggest clubs in the world to one fighting for Premier League survival is always going to be...
  • Stephen Harper in National Post off-camera exchange with CTV anchor Lloyd Robertson on a tape provided for viewing by the parliamentary press gallery, Mr. Harper calls the conference "kind of an anticlimax."
  • Roy Keane in Seattle Times
    Some FA Cup finals can be an anticlimax, but I think this one will be pretty explosive,United captain Roy Keane said. "There will be battles all over the pitch."

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