Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of exceed

Etymologies

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exceed +‎ -est

Examples

  • “Thy reward shall be princely, if thou keepest time and touch, and exceedest not the due proportion, to the prejudice of her health; otherwise thy punishment shall be as signal.”

    Kenilworth

  • ¶ And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom: howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.

    2 Chronicles 9.

  • Or else surely thou exceedest all in nothingness of soul, who being of the age thou art, and having come to the goal of life, neither hadst the will nor the courage to die for thy son; but sufferedst this stranger lady, whom alone I might justly have considered both mother and father.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • "Thou exceedest in wisdom and goodness the fame which I heard, blessed be thy God!"

    The Legends of the Jews — Volume 4

  • And forasmuch as we learn in our books that thou never workest miracles, but to a divine and excellent end, (for the laws of nature are thine own laws, and thou exceedest them not but upon great cause,) we most humbly beseech thee to prosper this great sign, and to give us the interpretation and use of it in mercy; which thou dost in some part secretly promise by sending it unto us.

    The New Atlantis: Paras 1-29

  • 'Thou, O God, precedest all past times by the height of Thine ever-present Eternity; and Thou exceedest all future times, since they _are_ future, and, once they have come, will be past times.

    Progress and History

  • 'Enough, O Fatimeh,' answered he; 'indeed thou exceedest.'

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume II

  • Indeed thou exceedest; dost thou not ken that her sister Wakhimah is doughtier [FN#209] than any of the Jann?

    Arabian nights. English

  • Answered he, 'Enough, O Fatimah, for indeed thou exceedest.'

    Arabian nights. English

  • "Thy reward shall be princely, if thou keepest time and touch, and exceedest not the due proportion, to the prejudice of her health; otherwise thy punishment shall be as signal."

    Kenilworth

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