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Below you will find the definition of zenith, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
EXAMPLES - Zenith in a Sentence
- The word "zenith" was occasionally used in reference to her. (source)
- What O'Keefe probably meant to say is "zenith," which means " (source)
- "zenith" of bad press in the case and the September trial date. (source)
- Let's see what Scalito says about the "zenith" of Bush's powers. (source)
- In our darkest moments I witnessed the zenith of human compassion. (source)
- These words were the stirring zenith to my Independence Day sermon. (source)
- Their zenith is a walk-on appearance on an episode of "I Love Lucy." (source)
- And it is now mid-afternoon, the sun at its zenith, the temperature over 100 degrees. (source)
- Bloomberg News At its zenith, OpenTable's stock valued the company at around $2.9 billion. (source)
- Eleven days after the first Santorum surge subsided, Gingrich's second rally reached its zenith. (source)
- He cites his biggest influences as Bruce Springsteen ( "at his zenith"), Tom Petty and Tom Waits. (source)
- But Miss Cramp had come down now to the final words in the speller -- down to "zenith" and "zoology." (source)
- That's lazy writing at its zenith, which is reason #5: Conservatives think we're stupid and won't notice. (source)
- But European integration kept marching ahead and finally reached a zenith with a common currency, the euro. (source)
- China has managed its with an economy little more than half of Japan's relative size during its 1980s zenith. (source)
- It is never a complete circle around the zenith, that is the extremely rare and never photographed "Kern arc". " (source)
- Your actual position on the earth will be projected in a point called your zenith, i.e., the point directly overhead. (source)
- The zenith of the group's power came with the election of Clinton as president in 1992 on a heavily centrist platform. (source)
- In the zenith was a white lustre which obliterated distinction of form as much as did the cloudy obscurity at the end of the room. (source)
- As Bush's legal analysts tout the "zenith" of his presidential authority, the impact on traditional American liberties is profound. (source)
- By 1946, Still had developed his signature style, and the next two galleries show this work, what Mr. Sobel calls the zenith of his career. (source)
- At one point, he added: But the president has his power at its maximum, at its zenith, when he acts consistent with congressional direction. (source)
- If he reaches the North Pole the altitude of the Pole Star will be 90x or have attained the zenith, that is to say, will be directly overhead. (source)
- Maybe satire, which seems to be the new cultural zenith, will be our savior -- a new web comedy called Vag Magazine riffs on third-wave feminism. (source)
- America in 2011 is Rome in 200AD or Britain on the eve of the first world war: an empire at the zenith of its power but with cracks beginning to show. (source)
- On one hand it could represent a point on the phrase's shark-jumping arc that is just past its zenith, meaning there's nowhere to go from here but down. (source)
- [Footnote 5: The zenith is the point in the heavens that is directly over our heads.] [Footnote 6: Pronounced _Yoongfrow_.] [Footnote 7: Pronounced _shamwawh_.] (source)
- There are a lot of people who seem to think that tennis history began with McEnroe scowling in a headband, but my father saw Rod Laver, and for him, Laver's the zenith. (source)
- The zenith, which is the highest point in the sky above us, is always just as far aloft as the nadir, which is the lowest point in the sky at the Antipodes, is beneath us. (source)
- That may have been the zenith of his career and he should take a rightful pride in getting further than the vast majority of his fellow professionals, but it can only be seen as low point for his country. (source)
- If the sun is at its zenith in the sky, so, too, is nature here on Earth at the summit of its sumptuousness, the height of fertile power of the sun and the fecundity of the plants and animals that feed us. (source)
- But the only zones of the globe in which the moon passes the zenith, that is, the point directly over the head of the spectator, are of necessity comprised between the twenty-eighth parallels and the equator. (source)
- The zenith was a deep blue, darkening opposite the setting sun, and paling over it into a peach colour, and that again near the horizon passing into a glowing orange-red, crossed by coppery streaks of cirrhus. (source)
- A conservative philosophy of executive power that cannot be reviewed by the courts (or checked by Congress) began with Richard Nixon, expanded with Ronald Reagan, and reached its zenith (or nadir) with George W. Bush. (source)
- In Washington, Abercrombie says he has reached the "zenith" of his political power, chairing the House Armed Services Committee's air and land forces subcommittee, meaning the Army and Air Force are under his direct supervision. (source)
- The sun was on the point of setting, and the western sky was a magnificent picture of massed clouds ablaze with the most brilliant hues of gold, scarlet, crimson, and purple, while the zenith was a vast dome of purest, richest ultramarine. (source)
- Some day for us shall come into that blank sky-horizon which is called the zenith, a stranger, a man or a god, perhaps not like ourselves, yet having affinities with ourselves, and correlating ourselves to some family of men or gods of which we are all lost children. (source)
- During this march we saw, above the summits of the great land mountains which were still visible to the south of us, a flaming blade of yellow light which reached half way to the zenith -- in other words, after nearly five months, we could almost see the sun again as he skimmed along just under the southern horizon. (source)
- The newspapers were full of the usual stories of Boxing Day "madcappery", cricket matches played in the snow and photographs of shivering souls swimming in the sea with only a light plastering of goose fat and rudimentary, masochistic nose clamps for protection, but even they could not upstage football's zenith of absurd festive scorelines. (source)
- YouTube, that incandescent tower of video Babel; monument to the sloughed-off detritus of our exponentially-exploding digital culture; a Technicolor cataract of skateboarding dogs, lip-synching college students, political punditry, and porn; has reached the zenith of its meteoric rise; and Icarus-like, wings melting; is spiraling back to earth. (source)
- The day now grew fast in the east; the primrose hue softened away, right and left, into a tint of warm grey with a faint suggestion of rose in it; the stars had all vanished save one solitary gem that hung low in the western sky like a silver lamp; the zenith was a rich, pure ultramarine, that was fast spreading toward the western horizon and chasing the last lingering shadow of night before it. (source)
- I doubt anything will become of the ethic complaints, for one the 1st Amendment, petitions get the 'zenith' of 1st amendment protection as it is 'core political speech' that which our forefathers sought to protect the most, second I doubt the activists ever came under ethics commission jurisdiction ie never subjected themselves to it, had they none what Bryd claims they should have then they would maybe be under ethics 'jurisdiction' ... but they never did. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "zenith" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 25 synonyms for zenith.
acme, altitude, apex, apogee, cap, capper, capstone, climax, crest, crown, culmination, elevation, eminence, height, high noon, high point, meridian, payoff, peak, pinnacle, roof, summit, tiptop, topper, vertex
We have 7 antonyms for zenith.
base, bottom, depth, lowness, nadir, start, unimportance
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of zenith from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The point on the celestial sphere that is directly above the observer.
- (noun) The upper region of the sky.
- (noun) The highest point above the observer's horizon attained by a celestial body.
- (noun) The point of culmination; the peak: the zenith of her career. See Synonyms at summit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The point in the sky vertically above a given position or observer; the point in the celestial sphere opposite the nadir.
- (noun) The highest point in the sky reached by a celestial body.
- (noun) Highest point or state; peak.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; -- opposed to
- (noun) hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The vertical point of the heavens at any place, or the point directly above an observer's head; the upper pole of the celestial horizon. The opposed pole is the nadir.
- (noun) Figuratively, the highest point, or summit, as of one's fortune; the culmination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected