You talked as if everything always went right with us all over the world, in a triumphant crescendo
culminating in Hastings.
"Master," stammered he; "monseigneur--sire--how ought I to address you?" he said at length, having reached the culminating point of his crescendo
, and knowing neither how to mount higher, nor to descend again.
The rest of the fight had already gone over the island, a wild crescendo
of shots and yells and smashing uproar.
Thus entrenched, we had stood an hour, watching a pair of lighted bow-windows with vague shadows flitting continually across the blinds, and listening to the drawing of corks, the clink of glasses, and a gradual crescendo
of coarse voices within.
It began by calling me Pig, and from that went crescendo
into unmentionable adjectives--in English.
The work unfolded itself with its predominantly slow movement, Adagio, reaching to its ear deafening crescendos
increased blood pressure and heart and respiration rates, while relaxing passages did the opposite.
The new study showed that swelling crescendos
appear to induce moderate arousal while decrescendos induce relaxation.