1 My eye passed all other objects to rest on those most remote, the blue peaks; it was those I longed to surmount; all within their boundary of rock and heath seemed prison-ground, exile limits.
2 She was resolved against any sort of conversation with him, and turned away with a degree of ill-humour which she could not wholly surmount even in speaking to Mr. Bingley, whose blind partiality provoked her.
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3 The ascent is precipitous, but the path is cut into continual and short windings, which enable you to surmount the perpendicularity of the mountain.
4 His face all at once took an expression of anger from the effort he was making to surmount his shyness.
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5 Then they went in to lunch, and Mrs. Manresa bubbled up, enjoying her own capacity to surmount, without turning a hair, this minor social crisis--this laying of two more places.
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6 Not even the prospect of reward, far less any feelings of compassion alone, could surmount this apprehension.
7 The word reached his ear as a wave which he no longer had the strength to surmount passed over his head.
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8 Opposite the door was a showy fireplace, surmounted by a mantelpiece of imitation white marble.
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9 It was surmounted by a portrait of Napoleon, in profile, executed by Squealer in white paint.
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10 The towering flames had now surmounted every obstruction, and rose to the evening skies one huge and burning beacon, seen far and wide through the adjacent country.
11 Thus the dangers which Bois-Guilbert surmounted, in themselves sufficiently great, became portentous in their narrative.
12 Novelty in society and adventure were the zest of life to Richard Coeur-de-Lion, and it had its highest relish when enhanced by dangers encountered and surmounted.
13 As the resting man looked at the barrow he became aware that its summit, hitherto the highest object in the whole prospect round, was surmounted by something higher.
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14 A few minutes later we had reached the lodge-gates, a maze of fantastic tracery in wrought iron, with weather-bitten pillars on either side, blotched with lichens, and surmounted by the boars' heads of the Baskervilles.
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15 In the centre was a hillock or tumulus, surmounted by a scorched hawthorn.