Part of speech: noun

The highest point or summit; perfection; climax.

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Usage examples "acme":

  1. Rita believes her mother the acme of intelligent, protecting kindness, and looks upon her cruelty as the result of parental love, meant entirely for the daughter's own good. - "A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties", Charles Major.
  2. It- it would be different if Lester's uncle and all wasn't in the Acme Club crowd, and if I hadn't got in with all that bunch. - "Gaslight Sonatas", Fannie Hurst.
  3. Billy's tone was the acme of perplexity. - "Angel Island", Inez Haynes Gillmore.