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.
His crowning touch is ripe plantains, sauteed until deeply browned.
The homeowners installed a big-screen TV as a crowning touch.
influence in the region, the crowning touch to his Asia pivot.
But even though The Art Forger was a smashing success, readers should be prepared for something different here: The Muralist elevates Shapiro to an even higher plane and is sure to be a crowning touch in an already celebrated career.
Garden lettuce can add the crowning touch to a sandwich, make a landing place for a scoop of cottage cheese, or provide crunch in a tossed salad.
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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