Examples of climactic in a Sentence
At the climactic moment, the main character of the novel finds herself face to face with the thief.
the movie's climactic chase scene
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The obvious product placement and an unappealing villain took any tension from an anti-climactic final battle, a lot like the next entry on this list.
This formal blending, pioneered in children’s books by Brian Selznick, is used only occasionally here, often during a climactic action scene.
Inspired by the real-life abduction of billionaire J. Paul Getty's 16-year-old grandson, the liberties that the film takes become especially pronounced during the climactic act.
The climactic Return of the Jedi moment comes a full movie early.
Like any good action flick, Secrets of the Empire builds to a climactic scene that even non-fanboys can relate to.
He was last seen nursing pretty severe injuries from a climactic lightsaber battle.
The story centers on that year’s Carter High Cowboys, best known as the juggernaut opponent in the climactic game of the Friday Night Lights movie.
Blade of the Immortal The 100th film by director Takashi Miike features spectacular fight scenes and a climactic battle involving 300 people that took more than two weeks to film.
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First Known Use of climactic
Synonymsapocalyptic (also apocalyptical), climacteric
Related Wordsapical, apogean, crestal, crowning, culminating, high, highest, meridian; critical, crossover, crucial, fateful, life-and-death (also life-or-death), vital; cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), earthshaking, epochal, momentous; deciding, decisive, payoff, pivotal, watershed; go-no-go, make-or-break
Near Antonymsanticlimactic (also anticlimactical); inconsequential, indecisive, insignificant, noncritical, trivial, unimportant
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