Yet there was the evidence: complex, developed characters; rising action; conflict and climax; heroes and villains.
“I did want a sense of resolution and a sense of climax,” Gallagher said.
Here, in the climax of Commando, Schwarzenegger helps this baddy with some plumbing issues.
What he realizes in his moment of climax is both that he and Hannah did connect, and that he and Natalia are over.
It continued to be painful, and he told me to act like I enjoyed it, to help him climax.
In the meantime the nation had risen to its climax of power and wealth, and showered riches and jewels upon its great cathedral.
The type of play reached a climax in the middle of the seventeenth century.
The curtain came down upon the climax, but there was no applause, and the audience silently filtered out into the street.
This was necessary as a climax, for they had performed, not a mere deed, but a ceremonial.
Often, however, there is as much pleasure for the public emotionally in working up to the climax as in the climax itself.
1580s, in the rhetorical sense (a chain of reasoning in graduating steps from weaker to stronger), from Late Latin climax (genitive climacis), from Greek klimax "propositions rising in effectiveness," literally "ladder," from root of klinein "to slope," from PIE root *klei- "to lean" (see lean (v.)).
The rhetorical meaning evolved in English through "series of steps by which a goal is achieved," to "escalating steps," to (1789) "high point of intensity or development," a usage credited by the OED to "popular ignorance." The meaning "sexual orgasm" is recorded by 1880 (also in terms such as climax of orgasm), said to have been promoted from c.1900 by birth-control pioneer Marie Stopes (1880-1958) and others as a more accessible word than orgasm (n.).
1835, "to reach the highest point," from climax (n.). Related: Climaxed; climaxing.
climax cli·max (klī'māks')
The height of a disease; the stage of greatest severity.