from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Surpassingness in quantity, extent, or duration.
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Trust in our own dreams of ambition, or in our country's expansive destinies, and faith in the providence of God, all have their source in that onrush of our sanguine impulses, and in that sense of the exceedingness of the possible over the real.
The "objectivity" of it ought in that case to be called excessivity, rather, or exceedingness. "