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at the summit of (one's) success

At the highest possible degree of success at a given point in time; in the most prosperous, prodigious, or prestigious position that can be achieved. The actress, who is at the summit of her success at the moment, is hoping to get involved in other fields of interest. The business is at the summit of success, supplying nearly every industrialized country at the moment.
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Yes, it was the Rigi-Kulm hotel--the one that occupies the extreme summit, and whose remote little sparkle of lights we had often seen glinting high aloft among the stars from our balcony away down yonder in Lucerne.
We saw a tall wooden scaffolding on the very peak of the summit, a hundred yards away, and made for it.
We climbed and climbed; and we kept on climbing; we reached about forty summits, but there was always another one just ahead.
The dark ragged clouds were rapidly driven over the mountains, from their summits nearly down to their bases.
After two hours' perilous exertions we stood upon the summit of another ridge, and it was with difficulty I could bring myself to believe that we had ever penetrated the black and yawning chasm which then gaped at our feet.
These deep recesses, though protected from the winds that assail the summits of their lofty sides, are damp and chill to a degree that one would hardly anticipate in such a climate; and being unprovided with anything but our woollen frocks and thin duck trousers to resist the cold of the place, we were the more solicitous to render our habitation for the night as comfortable as we could.
The cave was but the mouth of a passage that led upward through the cliff to the summit of the hill.
Then the two men commenced the ascent of the almost perpendicular wall toward the summit several hundred feet above.
But when I turned to the accomplishment of the task I found it easier than I had imagined it would be, since I immediately discovered that shallow hand and foot-holds had been scooped in the cliff's rocky face, forming a crude ladder from the base to the summit.
Summit and abyss--these are now comprised together!
To look down upon myself, and even upon my stars: that only would I call my SUMMIT, that hath remained for me as my LAST summit!--
So when Zarathustra thus ascended the mountain, he thought on the way of his many solitary wanderings from youth onwards, and how many mountains and ridges and summits he had already climbed.
That testimony is inscribed on their stones, and on the walls of their summits. Out of the deepest must the highest come to its height.--
Still more striking is the fact that southern Australian forms are clearly represented by plants growing on the summits of the mountains of Borneo.
The host country Canada is organizing some side events in conjunction with the G20 Summit.