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1‘the summit of Mont Blanc’
top, peak, mountaintop, crest, crown, apex, vertex, apogee, tip, cap
ridge, brink, brow, needle, crag, tor
mountain top, hilltop
2‘they consider the dramas of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides to form one of the summits of world literature’
acme, peak, height, pinnacle, zenith, culmination, climax, high point, high spot, optimum, highlight, crowning glory, crowning point
best, finest, nonpareil
ne plus ultra
3‘it was agreed that the treaty would be signed at the next superpower summit’
meeting, negotiation, conference, discussion, conclave, consultation, deliberation, dialogue, parley, colloquy
informal confab, powwow
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