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  • n. Plural form of apogee.

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Examples

  • Lieven's book is refreshingly free of the condescension that many western writers, conditioned to see their own societies as the apogees of civilisation, bring to Asian countries, assessing them solely in terms of how far they have approximated western political and economic institutions and practices.

    Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven – review

  • Of course, this will be for future generations to ponder, as the 2007s are not likely to really hit their absolute apogees of peak drinkability until their fiftieth birthdays, and then carry on happily from that point for at least another seventy-five years or so.

    Natural wines, premox, chenin blanc, 07 Port and Rhone – John Gilman | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • There are clearly a lot of great wines in the 2009 Bordeaux vintage - superb classic examples of claret that will age for a very long time and offer magical drinking experiences at their apogees.

    Bordeaux 2009: all over but the pricing | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • The apogees reach extremes that the populace eventually rejects, but the perigees map a trend line of rational societal evolution.

    Think Progress » Brown victory party featured flag calling for a ‘second’ revolution, tea party-inspired civil war.

  • An hour later it happened again and this time he took her behind, his hands cupped hard around her breasts as from he thrust both of them to their separate apogees.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • The two different eastern and western equity indices weekly sequences conform to an idealized x/2.5x/2x pattern and have reached their respective apogees in very same week.

    Economists under-represented?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The only meaningful numbers in NEWSWEEK'S "horse race" poll at this point are the two at the top -- undecideds and Dole supporters, both of which are at their likely apogees.

    The Other Guy

  • There is seen the surveyor of all arts and sciences Aristotle, to whom belongs all that is most excellent in doctrine, so far as relates to this passing sublunary world; there Ptolemy measures epicycles and eccentric apogees and the nodes of the planets by figures and numbers; there Paul reveals the mysteries; there his neighbour Dionysius arranges and distinguishes the hierarchies; there the virgin Carmentis reproduces in Latin characters all that

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • For if the moon raises the waters, or makes moist things swell; if the starry heaven attracts planets to their apogees; if the sun holds

    The New Organon

  • Again, if there be any magnetic power which operates by consent between the globe of the earth and heavy bodies, or between the globe of the moon and the waters of the sea (as seems highly probable in the semimenstrual ebbs and floods), or between the starry sphere and the planets whereby the latter are attracted to their apogees, all these must operate at very great distances.

    The New Organon

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