crowning touch

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He had always admired the high and mighty old lady, who, in spite of having been only Catherine Spicer of Staten Island, with a father mysteriously discredited, and neither money nor position enough to make people forget it, had allied herself with the head of the wealthy Mingott line, married two of her daughters to "foreigners" (an Italian marquis and an English banker), and put the crowning touch to her audacities by building a large house of pale cream-coloured stone (when brown sandstone seemed as much the only wear as a frock-coat in the afternoon) in an inaccessible wilderness near the Central Park.
Briefly, Robert Elsmere, a priest of the Anglican Church, marries a very religious woman; there is the perfection of "mutual love"; at length he has doubts about "historic Christianity"; he gives up his orders; carries his learning, his fine intellect, his goodness, nay, his saintliness, into a kind of Unitarianism; the wife becomes more intolerant than ever; there is a long and faithful effort on both sides, eventually successful, on the part of these mentally [66] divided people, to hold together; ending with the hero's death, the genuine piety and resignation of which is the crowning touch in the author's able, learned, and thoroughly sincere apology for Robert Elsmere's position.
Adding a crowning touch is the boutique array of luxury goods and jewelry.
he protests -- and the crowning touch is, of course, the glass slippers.
The cologne is the crowning touch and rounds off your layering with finesse.
The crowning touch came an hour later at market time.
The pistol grip is relaxed/open, but the crowning touch to the stock is the checkered butt.
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It is the crowning touch on their beautiful new straight smile," said Alpan, who is also a Los Angeles TMJ dentist.
The crowning touch of Lange watchmaking artistry is represented by the flawless diamond end-stone which serves as a bearing for the tourbillon.
If we didn't already feel like royalty then the first excursion of the day was the crowning touch.
He referred to the iF Product Design Award as the crowning touch to what has been a unique product advance.