Definitions

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  • adverb In a climactic fashion; like, or as, a climax.

Etymologies

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climactic +‎ -ally

Examples

  • Peas also “have the broadest range geographically and climactically than any other legume … from the subtropics to cold and arid climates.”

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  • Peas also “have the broadest range geographically and climactically than any other legume … from the subtropics to cold and arid climates.”

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  • Few real show-stoppers, except for Callie's climactically over-the-top "The Story" — which finally and thankfully wakes the poor girl up from her musical echo chamber — and the frisky "Running on Sunshine" montage my favorite bit where the various couples find escape through foreplay, including Teddy and Henry, Bailey and Eli, Alex and Lucy, and Owen and Cristina.

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • As will Elijah, who climactically removes the spear impaling him to the wall, itching to resume battle against the Salvatore brothers and presumably to reclaim Elena the "Petrova Doppelganger," whose blood is "the key to breaking the curse blah blah."

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • Notoriously, the Germans long believed themselves to be justly vengeful victims of less civilized powers, as in the 1920s and, climactically, in 1939 when an unappeasable tyrant cried “retribution” to expand his Thousand Year Reich.

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  • Prior to the Depression, Southern California architects drew on historic Mediterranean styles in creating a romantic, climactically appropriate ambience of picturesque belvederes and tourelles, elaborate wrought-iron gates, and interior courtyards cooled by fountains.

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  • But then, in a culture-wide fit of passive-aggression, we turn our backs on Him by bombarding children with movies, television shows, and songs where materialism is climactically renounced and everyone learns the True Meaning of Christmas.

    My Year of Flops

  • When Agamben asks climactically, and cryptically, in

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  • He then begins seeing scarlet triangular orbs, disembodied eyeballs, guns, strange numbers written in bullet holes, and climactically, the floating disembodied head of God atop a screw.

    My Year of Flops

  • Hester and Dimmesdale share a lusty open-mouthed kiss as their baby climactically throws the cursed scarlet letter on the ground.

    My Year of Flops

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