• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Climacter See Climacteric n.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n climacter A climacteric.
    • climacter To bring to a climacteric, especially to the grand climacteric.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. , prop., round of a ladder, fr. ladder: cf. F. climactère,. See Climax


In literature:

Climactic of all the riders rode the cowboy, who lived with horse and herd.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
The butler was really the climactic triumph of the event.
"Missy" by Dana Gatlin
It is striking just now to notice the double key-note of that closing climactic book of this old Bible.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
The climactic motive of the sea acclaiming the rising sun is there, but reversed.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
It is a most important word; indeed the climactic word.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
When I got close enough to hear, he was at his most climactic and last period of eloquence.
"Soldier Silhouettes on our Front" by William L. Stidger
This, too, is a climactic day in history.
"With Our Soldiers in France" by Sherwood Eddy
The silence lengthened until it became acute, epochal, climactic.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
The fugue following is long, highly diversified and extremely climactic in its interest.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
It was so anti-climactic that Alma broke into an hysterical giggle, cut short by a sob.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In news:

In the climactic scene of director.
'Political Animals' Star James Wolk Previews Climactic Finale and a Hasty Life Decision (Video).
President Obama's climactic Sunday Funday.
Heather Rutman's anti-climactic guide to sex without love.
Our universe is the climactic product of this union.
In a sense, Pransky said, her own diagnosis turned out to be somewhat anti-climactic.
At a climactic point after a riot erupts and gangsters are lobbing Molotov cocktails and hurling rocks at police, Alice looks pleadingly at Harry and reminds him it's not Northern Ireland.
Most of the time when you buy your pet a toy it is very anti climactic.
The Run-Up to the Climactic Moment.
Climactic Week in Pensacola Political Dramas By Jeremy Morrison The week began quietly.
Instead, he built the ballet's action around a few basic elements of the novel - two women who come under Dracula 's spell, a crumbling castle full of wraith-like "brides," the madman Renfield, the climactic battle.
The climactic moment unfolded on the stage at the middle of the bridge, as the original fundraising goal of $50,000 from the event was surpassed.
But at this climactic moment, his fate is suddenly reversed.
"Train accidents figure in many climactic scenes in literature ".
Considering how long and contentious it was to get this point, the repeal of the Jackson-Vanik amendment was so cut and dried it did not even rise to the level of anti-climactic.