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.
As a crowning touch, the dining space is elevated by a sophisticated wine display encased in bronze framed glass.
Before you do the latter, though, you'll shower on the crowning touch of crushed, crunchy tortilla chips.
Zenith sets the crowning touch to the festivities honouring its legendary 1969 El Primero high-frequency chronograph with a solid gold 'revival' trilogy.
The cotton linens in question were sold under the Fieldcrest, Royal Velvet, Better Homes and Gardens, Canopy, Crowning Touch, and Perfect Touch brands, according to court documents.
Pressies included new clothes and top-ups for his phone and the crowning touch was a cake-topper featuring his best friend, dog Kaizer.
The homeowners installed a big-screen TV as a crowning touch. The result is a space that's a lot more social and can accommodate a huge crowd for a party.
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.
The goose becomes the chauffeur -- "I can't drive, I'm a goose!'' 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.