What followed, instead, was a year of inaction, culminating in a government shutdown and a stand-off over the fiscal cliff.
Instead, the two sides sought other ways to demonstrate their power, culminating in the race to the moon.
The project continued for two years, culminating in an exhibition of photographs called Heads at Pace/MacGill Gallery.
1640s, from Late Latin culminatus past participle of culminare "to top, to crown," from Latin culmen (genitive culminis) "top, peak, summit, roof, gable," also used figuratively, contraction of columen (see column). Related: Culminated; culminating.