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Elevated PositionPlay
Use 'atop' to describe something high up or elevated, giving a sense of superiority or prominence. SlideA flag waved atop the tall building, visible from miles away.
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Physical SurfacePlay
'Atop' indicates a physical position, meaning touching or resting on the surface of something else. SlideA delicate vase sat atop the polished dresser.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
'Atop' can be used metaphorically to express a concept like being at the peak of an abstract idea. SlideShe stood atop the corporate ladder after years of hard work.