verb (used with object), pin·na·cled, pin·na·cling.
Origin of pinnacle
Examples from the Web for pinnacle
Next, he sermonized on the moral failures that caused other “pinnacle nations” throughout history to fall.Ben Carson, Auschwitz, and My High School Graduation|Matt Finkelstein|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From an athletic point of view, James is the pinnacle of human athleticism and fitness.
For those who are obsessed with the popular reality show, the wedding was a pinnacle moment.Eavesdropping On Kim and Kanye’s Florentine “Wedding of the Century”|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were two artists at the pinnacle of their careers combining their respective star powers into one nearly blinding supernova.
The arrival of Woodford Reserve in 1996 was arguably the pinnacle of the small batch movement.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon|Dane Huckelbridge|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beyond, one traced the outlines of pinnacle and flying buttress, slanting roof and beautiful windows.The Argosy|Various
No matter how obscurely one has ever appeared in print, one pays the penalty of the pinnacle ever after.The Joys of Being a Woman|Winifred Kirkland
In one swift moment she had risen to a pinnacle, she had looked down upon the level lowlands from the heights.The Short Cut|Jackson Gregory
From the pinnacle of a great faith in his kind he had been hurled headlong to the depths of unbelief and suspicion.The Song of the Wolf|Frank Mayer
Now we approach the crux and pinnacle of this inquirendo into the art and mystery of smoking.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
Word Origin for pinnacle
c.1300, "mountain, peak, promontory," from Old French pinacle "top, gable" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin pinnaculum "peak, pinnacle, gable," diminutive of Latin pinna "peak, point," (see pin (n.1)). Figurative use is attested from c.1400.