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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Even though the serious underpinnings remain, the writer and directors pull out all the stops for the climactic showdown.
The climactic set piece, in a summer crowd on Bondi Beach, is superbly mounted and suspenseful but makes no real-world sense.
Loving Vincent takes an appropriately agnostic position on the Secrétan angle, following Mazery's argument with a climactic scene in which Armand finally comes face-to-face with Dr. Gachet.
What’s most memorable about the climactic sequence is the filmmakers’ use of actual footage of ABC’s Howard Cosell delivering a steady stream of patronizing remarks about King’s abilities and attractiveness.
The film builds its atmospherics like a tower of bricks, getting all the pieces into place for one climactic scare.
The Americans used it to good effect in the return match against Mexico and then in the climactic closing moments against Honduras last month, when Pulisic shifted inside and helped sustain the pressure that led to Bobby Wood’s late equalizer.
More Colts coverage ► Vaughn was a closer for the fictitious version of the Cleveland Indians in the climactic scene in the 1989 movie.
Though the movie is a broader portrait of King’s life at the time, there’s a ton of court action—especially in the climactic third act, when Carell and Stone stride into the Astrodome to re-create the iconic match.
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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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