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To cap the climax

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To cap the climax to surpass everything, as in excellence or in absurdity.
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Usage

In literature:

To cap the climax, at Chicago I had a most remarkable telegram from a man named Gluck.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
To cap the climax, Joe and the seal ate under water.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
To cap the climax Elice is out of town.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
Hamilton himself gave the cap to the climax of her delight.
"Making People Happy" by Thompson Buchanan
So Jamie ended the colloquy by the usual cap to his every climax.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
Finally, and as if to cap the climax of abomination, the nobility frequently marries Jewish wives, the daughters of opulent merchants!
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
And to cap the climax he carried a long, wicked-looking carving-knife between his teeth.
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin
Brockelmann followed; I heard her muttering away to herself, 'That caps the climax!
"A Sister's Love" by W. Heimburg
Among other troubles, or rather to cap the climax of his troubles, he was exceedingly low-spirited.
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott
Mr. Staunton caps the climax by declining finally to play the match.
"The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion" by Frederick Milnes Edge
And, to cap the climax, a fellow who used to be my private secretary leading the campaign against me!
"The Joy of Living (Es lebe das Leben)" by Hermann Sudermann
This was another crushing blow to Simon; this was capping the climax.
"Octavia" by J. F. Lee
And to cap the climax, last evening I was in Michalski's house.
"Honor: A Play in Four Acts" by Hermann Sudermann
Moreover, he was hopelessly intoxicated, and, to cap the climax, had an important speech to deliver to-day.
"Garrick's Pupil" by Auguston Filon
And to cap the climax, the resources of the National Committee were still pitifully inadequate to the great task confronting it.
"The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons" by William Z. Foster
A glancing blow upon the head that brought blood capped the climax, and Mark gritted his teeth and got to work.
"A Cadet's Honor" by Upton Sinclair
And, to cap the climax, he still carried in his right hand that miserable switch which had already caused me so much vexation of spirit.
"Frédérique; vol. 1" by Charles Paul de Kock
To cap the climax of novelty, he carried a huge ebony cane, with a gold head the size of an egg.
"Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2) The True Story of a Great Life" by William H. Herndon Jesse W. Weik
To cap the climax, there was some lively gossip among the neighbours about Mme.
"The White Terror and The Red" by Abraham Cahan
And then, to cap the climax, you come here and ask me to explain why I was in the habit of visiting the apartments of Mr. Bowles continually.
"The White Rose of Memphis" by William C. Falkner
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