Origin of nadir
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The stock market has gone nuts, more than doubling since its March 2009 nadir.Why Didn't Obama Tout How Great the Economy Is Doing?|Daniel Gross|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Worse even than what I consider his nadir thus far, the 2011 debt-ceiling fiasco.Will Obama Learn the Right Lesson From the Summers Debacle?|Michael Tomasky|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At its nadir, on September 4, 2012, Facebook closed below $18.
The debt debacle of 2011 was far and away the nadir of his first term.Michael Tomasky on Obama’s Republican Revenge Over the Debt Limit|Michael Tomasky|December 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
However, the nadir of his married life was when Rather just barely remembered to call his wife on her birthday.10 Revelations from ‘Rather Outspoken’ Autobiography|Ben Jacobs|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The nadir is the lowest point in the heavens and the zenith is the highest.Keats: Poems Published in 1820|John Keats
He was terrified into submission at the approach of Nadir, and sent his vizier to deprecate the wrath of that monarch.
The young blood of Nadir rushed towards the spot where difficulty and labour awaited him.Popular Tales|Madame Guizot
Mayor Petion, named on hats, is at his zenith in this Federation; Lafayette again is close upon his nadir.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
He rendered valuable services to the sultan in his war with Russia, and with the famous Nadir Shah.
Word Origin for nadir
late 14c., in astronomical sense, from Medieval Latin nadir, from Arabic nazir "opposite to," in nazir as-samt, literally "opposite of the zenith," from nazir "opposite" + as-samt "zenith" (see zenith). Transferred sense of "lowest point (of anything)" is first recorded 1793.