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 Meanings and Examples of SURPASS
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 v.  be or go beyond, as in degree or quality; exceed
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
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.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
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.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
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.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
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.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 2
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 Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28
6  Your rivals to surpass and merit fame.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
7  I confess that they quite surpass my expectations, and that I am utterly unable to account for your result.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
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 Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
9  will surpass anything ever seen on the American stage.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TEN
10  To be in love is to surpass one's self.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 5
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
13  Winter garments surpassed even personal gossip as the topic at parties.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
14  Erect, his stature surpassed that of his fellows; though seated, he appeared reduced within the ordinary limits of the race.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 1
15  Then the right wing swung forward; it in turn was surpassed by the left.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
Example Sentence:
1  The price of silver will double before ending the year at around 20 USD an ounce and gold will again surpass the 1000 USD mark, finishing the year at 1150 USD.
2  It will be hard to surpass this very high score.
3  For the amateur chef, dining at the four-star restaurant was a transcendent experience: the meal surpassed his wildest dreams.
4  But a day after Spain suffered its deadliest rail disaster in decades — which killed 80 people and maimed scores of others — one question surpassed all others: Why was the train moving so fast?
5  Center Steve Yzerman surpassed the Red Wings' team record length of term as team captain.
6  She was a surpassingly beautiful woman.
7  President Obama granted clemency to a record 214 inmates on Wednesday, far surpassing his previous single-day record, as part of an ongoing effort to release federal inmates serving prison terms deemed to be unduly harsh.