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Word: climactic

Definition: relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic

Sentences Containing 'climactic'

"Digital Spy" posted a poll asking readers whether they thought the plot was anti-climactic.
"Kirkus Reviews" adjudged the book to be the best in the series and said, "The often-philosophical tale zips along with snappy dialogue, humor and thrilling action, culminating in a climactic battle between gods and Titans.” "The Los Angeles Times" gave a positive review, calling it "a glorious, no-holds-barred adventure with great plot twists, a melding of ancient and bionic technology and a cliffhanger ending that will have fans eagerly awaiting the fifth and final showdown between gods and monsters next year."
76.6% of voters thought it was truly anti-climactic, whilst the rest thought otherwise.
Building toward the end, Copland reintroduces "Bonaparte's Retreat" in canon, before returning to the "Rodeo" theme, which slows into the climactic kiss between the Cowgirl and the Roper.
Carter's climactic pursuit of Eric used an amalgamation of two locations spaced apart: Blyth staithes and Blackhall Beach near Blackhall Colliery.
Dobbs is the author of the "Cold War trilogy", a series of books about the climactic moments of the Cold War.
During the arc's climactic episode, Harley duct-tapes Mercy's mouth shut and ties her to a killer android that attacks Batman and Superman.
During the course of each Twilight weekend, competitive events in a variety of fields are staged, including BMX racing and trick contests, a Kids' Criterium, a mountain bike or 'Fat Tire' Criterium, and the climactic event of the weekend, the Twilight Criterium.
Following a climactic battle, D'Compose is re-sealed in amber casing and Tendril is imprisoned by the Granites.
He also staged the film's climactic sequence, in which three men in a small boat strive to row back to shore through perilously high, rock-infested seas.
Ice-T's small role is uncredited and he reportedly provided the rhymes, including the hero's climactic lines, "Can't stop / Won't stop / Climbing that mountain 'till we reach the top!"
In the song's climactic bridge, Gaye coos to the bird to sing to him personally before the bird flies away in hopes he can find inspiration.
In this timeline, the "Enterprise"-J participated in the Battle of Procyon V, a climactic battle in which the Federation successfully drove the invasive trans-dimensional beings known as the Sphere Builders back into their own realm.
It was already the greatest concert I'd seen in years when Redman and Method Man propelled the climactic 'Left and Right' through the vaulted ceiling.
Scott was eventually forced to leave the country and complete the final climactic scene (which included American character actor Al Leong) in Napa Valley, California.
She ultimately raises Heinrich I, who "thanks" her by turning her into his undead slave. In a climactic battle, Blazkowicz destroys the three Dark Knights and Heinrich I, as SS chief Heinrich Himmler watches in horror, remarking afterwards "This American... he has ruined everything".
So goes the Internet lore of a 60-year-old South Indian screen icon so potent that fans build temples to him, women swoon and men just shrug and give up," further citing "The film's climactic battle scene drags, but that is a minor misstep.
The climactic duel between king Elara and Dutugemunu is said to have been occurred near Anuradhapura where the two kings mounted on elephants; Dutugemunu mounting Kandula and Elara mounting Maha Pambata.
The climactic plane crash in 1997's "Con Air" ended with the aircraft crashing into the soon-to-be-demolished Sands' lobby.
The climactic scene in which Chance is killed was not very well received by MGM executives, who found it to be too negative.
The director's sister, Talia Shire, was cast as Connie Corleone, and his infant daughter, Sofia, played Connie's and Carlo's newborn son, Michael Francis Rizzi, in the climactic baptism scene near the movie's end.
The film's title derives from Flaherty's own statement that he had been accused, in the staged climactic sequence of "Man of Aran", of "trying to drown a boatload of wild Irishmen".
The verses detail her experiences with several mundane aspects of her daily life but then the chorus provides an uglier, darker contrast with Bonham screaming the lyrics, leading up to the climactic lines "I'm freezing, I'm starving, I'm bleeding to death, everything's fine!
They also noted that the film's "climactic battle between the Priest and the vampires also feels too-long, and a surprise 'twist' at the end isn't all that surprising."
This format was criticized by some fans who felt the first few expansion-era Stanley Cup Finals were anti-climactic, pitting the league's best team against an opponent that clearly was not the second-best, since all of the Original Six teams were still superior to any of the expansion teams.
This led to "untouchability" Circumstances reached a climactic point were the society was facing evils due to Brahmin domination as well as there were many foreign invasions that were changing and challenging the known worldview for the contemporary people.
This meant that the climactic fight was performed by two stand-ins rather than the original actors.
Tukaram is considered to be the climactic point of the (वारकरी) tradition, which is thought to have begun in Maharashtra with Namdev.
Wendy Schmalz, for "Publishers Weekly", was particularly effusive, stating "it's a riveting story that many readers will finish in one sitting", finding that "each chapter is a surprise, and the tension builds steadily until the inevitable climactic face-off."

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