apogee

Part of speech: noun

That point of the moon's orbit farthest from the earth.

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Usage examples "apogee":

  1. He was in Berlin just at the time when the second Lusitania crisis reached its apogee. - "My Three Years in America", Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff.
  2. In the opening years of the nineteenth century the friar orders in the Philippines had reached the apogee of their power and usefulness. - "The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere", José Rizal.
  3. But, for a science that places all the moments of time in the same rank, that admits no essential moment, no culminating point, no apogee, change is no longer a diminution of essence, duration is not a dilution of eternity. - "Creative Evolution", Henri Bergson.