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Word: zenith

Definition: point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point

Sentences Containing 'zenith'

"D'Alembert’s Dream" () is an ensemble of three philosophical dialogues authored by Denis Diderot in 1769, which first appeared in Grimm's "Correspondance Littéraire" in 1782, but was not published in its own right until 1830: In this work, Diderot is at the zenith of his development of materialist theories.
"Rolling Stone" referred to the albums as marking "the zenith of contemporary British art rock".
20 years later, the band played in the U.S.A., Brazil, Arabia, Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Reunion Island, Djibouti and Slovenia and all around western Europe, on big events such as the bicentenary of the French revolution on the Champs-Elysee for Jean-Paul Goude defile in 1989, the opening of Johnny Hallyday's celebration of his 40 years' career under the Eiffel Tower, a six-week tour across the U.S.A. in 2000, the opening of KoЯn in the Sziget Festival in Budapest in 2005, the Roskilde Festival for the opening of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin in Denmark in 1992 and 1995, the Stade de France, Saint-Denis, in 2006, the Zenith, Paris, with a symphony orchestra in 2007...
A zenith sector made by Sisson was set up there in 1778.
After the Ahom kingdom reached its zenith, problems within the kingdom arose in the 18th century, when it lost power briefly to rebels of the Moamoria rebellion.
Among the many mentions are Gnosticism, Kabbalah, the Rosicrucians, the Tetragrammaton, Opus Dei, Zoroastrianism, the Illuminati, paranormal warfare in World War II, the Thule Society, Aleister Crowley, "Faust", Grant Morrison's "Zenith", Delta Green, "The Omen", "The Exorcist" and references to the works of Clive Barker, Robert W. Chambers, Roger Corman, William Hope Hodgson, Shaun Hutson, H. P. Lovecraft, Palo Mayombe, Kim Newman, Edgar Allan Poe and Hammer studios.
At its zenith in the second half of the 16th century it controlled Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia and North Africa.
At its zenith, The Forum became one of the most respected journals in America, alongside Atlantic Monthly and Harper's Magazine.
Big-block displacement reached its zenith with the 1970 Cadillac Eldorado's "500".
Buffalo Springs became a farming hub for the area and reached a population zenith of 200 in 1890.
But even on this supposition the balanced civilization that was at last attained must have long since passed its zenith, and was now far fallen into decay.
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, there were dozens of manufacturers of terminals, including Lear-Siegler, Data General, DEC, Hazeltine Corporation, Heath/Zenith, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Televideo, and Wyse, many of which had incompatible command sequences (although many used the early ADM-3 as a starting point).
Each payload or payload facility has an open view to ram and to starboard, as well as one to either zenith or nadir.
Founded in 1903 as "the first non-secret senior society," Elihu held itself up as a model of openness at a time "when prestige of membership in a senior society was reaching its zenith."
His following album "Bass is the Name of the Game" in 1990 saw the Miami Bass genre reach a zenith both creatively and commercially.
In 1855, "the zenith year of Yankee ship-building ...
In 2002, federal prosecutors and the United States Department of Labor investigated the company for allegedly obtaining the contract through the influence of international union president Douglas J. McCarron—who was a director of Ullico. The Labor Department ended up suing Ullico and Zenith Administrators for mismanaging the union's funds.
In June 1998, the New York City local of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America hired Zenith Administrators, a former Ullico subsidiary, to oversee the union's $1.7 billion pension and benefit funds.
It happened to coincide with the period when it reached the zenith of its economic, military and political Golden Age.
It is a piece written at the zenith of Mozart's powers as a chamber music composer.
Jessica Phillips of "Country Weekly" called the song "the romantic zenith of the album".
KALE reached its zenith as an AM station during the early to mid-1970s under the direction of manager Rod Loudon, according to Conklin who was the station's news director from 1973 until 1977.
LCD screens for the GameCube have been made by a variety of manufacturers (Intec, Mad Catz, Zenith) that snap onto the GameCube and thus allow you to play it without a television.
Mysore was taken by Bindusara, the empire reaching its expansion zenith.
On December 25 the centre heard the news of the Darul Aman Palace being taken by Zenith and Alpha Groups during which raid over 100 KGB officials have died including Colonel Grigori Boyarinov. In June 1981 there were 370 members in the Afghan-controlled KGB intelligence service throughout the nation which were under command of Ahmad Shah Paiya and received all training they need in the USSR.
Pedlow reached the zenith of his career in 1955 when he was selected for the historic tour to South Africa for the British Lions.
Peter I, the son and successor of Alfonso XI, was favorably disposed toward the Jews, who under him reached the zenith of their influence.
River traffic reached its zenith during the Exposition Universelle of 1900 with 42 million passengers, but after 1900 the service quickly declined with the evolution of the electric tramways and the opening of the Paris Métro dealt a fatal blow.
The Columbus External Payload Facility (Columbus-EPF) consists of two identical L-shaped consoles attached to the starboard cone of Columbus in the zenith (top) and nadir (bottom) positions, each supporting two platforms for external payloads or payload facilities.
The engine was still the 2.8-litre unit from the Commodore GS and this was originally fitted with two Zenith carburettors.
The kingdom reached its zenith under Bhaskarvarman in the 7th century.
The second ship to be so named by the Navy, "Yazoo" (AN-92) was laid down on 6 July 1969 at Duluth, Minnesota, by the Zenith Dredge Co.; launched on 18 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. S. H. Griffin, the wife of Colonel S. H. Griffin, USA; and commissioned on 31 May 1945, Lt.
The Voyager architecture, or V'ger, reached its zenith with a 16-way SMP that scaled to the equivalent of about 6 CPUs.
Their heads were all reclined, either to the right, or the left; one of their eyes turned inward, and the other directly up to the zenith.
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Written at the Bond-mania’s zenith in the 1960s, "The James Bond Dossier" is the first, thorough, albeit tongue-in-cheek, literary analysis of Ian Fleming's strengths and weaknesses as a thriller-writer.

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