1 And here I should like to assert that, howsoever much, in certain respects, we Russians may be surpassed by foreigners, at least we surpass them in adroitness of manner.
2 So long as you observe these rules you will make progress, and surpass your fellows, even if God shall have denied you brains, and you should fail in your studies.
3 That being so, sir, I may say that I am about to show you clothes of a quality which even our illustrious capitals could not surpass.
4 As the psalms of David exceed all other language, so does the psalmody that has been fitted to them by the divines and sages of the land, surpass all vain poetry.
5 Nothing could surpass the reverence and affection with which this unexpected visit from one who belongs rather to another world than to this, was received by his people.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 28
6 Your rivals to surpass and merit fame.
7 I confess that they quite surpass my expectations, and that I am utterly unable to account for your result.
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8 He strove to collect a band of followers, and followed the footsteps of Decesaris and Gasperone, whom he hoped to surpass.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
9 will surpass anything ever seen on the American stage.
10 To be in love is to surpass one's self.
11 She was self-possessed and walked with a dignity that surpassed even Mammy's, for Mammy had acquired her dignity and Dilcey's was in her blood.
12 Not that he was notably brilliant or exceptional; in his own profession he was surpassed by more than one man who had bored Lily through many a weary dinner.
13 Winter garments surpassed even personal gossip as the topic at parties.
14 Erect, his stature surpassed that of his fellows; though seated, he appeared reduced within the ordinary limits of the race.
15 Then the right wing swung forward; it in turn was surpassed by the left.