The outbreak in the United Kingdom that peaked in 1993 killed 180,000 cows and 150 people.
Sparkle winked under layers of chiffon and fur, and peaked out from under the hem of a cape.
Have you ever read that illustrated Tom Wolfe essay ‘The Man Who peaked Too Soon’?
The early frontrunner, Argo may have peaked too early, kind of like Mitt Romney did.
Founded in 1966, the brand rose to fame through the 1970s and peaked in 1982 with about $350 million in revenue.
Each wore tight-fitting clothing and a peaked hat with a long feather, and was armed with knife and sword.
Under it her peaked little face was the colour of old ivory.
By peaked we must understand "stole" or got admission by stealth.
She took the child away, and it peaked and pined from that day.
We manned the boat, peaked the oars and ran before the gale.
"sickly-looking," 1835, from past participle of obsolete verb peak "look sickly or thin, shrink, waste away" (1540s), which is perhaps from peak in sense of "become pointed" through emaciation. Related: Peakedness.
"pointed top," 1520s, variant of pike (n.4) "sharp point." Meaning "top of a mountain" first recorded 1630s, though pike was used in this sense c.1400. Figurative sense is 1784. Meaning "point formed by hair on the forehead" is from 1833. According to OED, The Peak in Derbyshire is older than the word for "mountaintop;" e.g. Old English Peaclond, for the district, Pecsaetan, for the people who settled there, Peaces ærs for Peak Cavern; sometimes said to be a reference to an elf-denizen Peac "Puck."
1570s, "to rise in a peak," from peak (n.). Figurative meaning "reach highest point" first recorded 1958. Related: peaked; peaking.