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pi nuh kuhl

  • n  (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
  • n  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
  • n  a lofty peak
  • v  surmount with a pinnacle
    pinnacle a pediment
  • v  raise on or as if on a pinnacle
    He did not want to be pinnacled

  • Over the past four years I've graphed searches for "diets," and, not surprisingly, the yearly pinnacle occurs during the first week of January.
  • As an idol to tweens the world over, singer-actress Miley Cyrus, 15, is riding a huge tidal wave at the pinnacle of her career; this is as it should be.
  • Behind them the rain forest rises to the pinnacle of a long-dormant volcano.
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  • Michael Vick in ESPN
    For the life of me, I can't understand why I was involved in such pointless activity,Vick said. "Why did I risk so much at the pinnacle of my career?"
  • Kevin Pietersen in
    As an England cricketer the Ashes are the pinnacle of the game so I'm absolutely devastated to be missing the rest of this series,Pietersen said. "Up until now the Achilles injury has been manageable but it recently reached the point where...
  • Owen Garriott in ABC News
    This is obviously a pinnacle experience,Garriott said in televised comments.

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