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Nadir meaning

nadir - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Point in the heavens directly opposite- the zenith.

nadir - examples of usage

  1. In the first two or three decades of the nineteenth century smoking reached its nadir. - "The Social History of Smoking", G. L. Apperson.
  2. In literature, Italy, Germany, and Austria are desert, while France, represented by men such as Mr Paul Fort, the late Marcel Proust, the much boomed Mr Barbusse, and Mr Claudel, seems to have reached the nadir of decay. - "A Novelist on Novels", W. L. George.
  3. Well, I will, I will; gad, you shall command me from the Zenith to the Nadir. - "The Double-Dealer", William Congreve.
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