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date: 14 April 2024

Climax. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Author(s):
Tom McArthurTom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthurJacqueline Lam-McArthur, Lise FontaineLise Fontaine

1. In rhetoric, an ascending series of words, ideas, or events, in which intensity and significance increase step by step: ‘For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost’ (... ...

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