Definition: relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
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.
76.6% of voters thought it was truly anti-climactic, whilst the rest thought otherwise.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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".
Dobbs is the author of the "Cold War trilogy", a series of books about the climactic moments of the Cold War.
Carter's climactic pursuit of Eric used an amalgamation of two locations spaced apart: Blyth staithes and Blackhall Beach near Blackhall Colliery.
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.
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.
"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."
The climactic scene in which Chance is killed was not very well received by MGM executives, who found it to be too negative.
This meant that the climactic fight was performed by two stand-ins rather than the original actors.
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.
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.
Tukaram is considered to be the climactic point of the (वारकरी) tradition, which is thought to have begun in Maharashtra with Namdev.
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!"
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.
Following a climactic battle, D'Compose is re-sealed in amber casing and Tendril is imprisoned by the Granites.
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."
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.
The climactic plane crash in 1997's "Con Air" ended with the aircraft crashing into the soon-to-be-demolished Sands' lobby.
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.
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.
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numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
regicide - murder of a king or queen
lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln