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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of excel.

Etymologies

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excel + -eth

Examples

  • The Old Testament begins with the book of the generation of the world, and it is its glory that it does so; but the glory of the New Testament herein excelleth, that it begins with the book of the generation of him that made the world.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Exclaimed one of them, ‘O my brother, verily, this young lady excelleth in beauty and loveliness and the love of her is fallen on my heart; wherefore I desire that thou give her to me and I will espouse her.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Wherefore the folk will think slightly of me and belittle my wit and I shall be of those of whom it is said, ‘He whose science excelleth his sense perisheth by his ignorance.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The most excellent of food is brewis404 or bread sopped in broth; according to the saying of the Prophet, ‘Brewis excelleth other food, even as Ayishah excelleth other women.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But if any one should examine the things which belong to the dispensation of grace, he will find that, small as they are, yet are they fearful and full of awe, and that what was spoken concerning the law is true in this case also, that “what has been made glorious hath no glory in this respect by reason of the glory which excelleth.”

    St. John Chrysostom: Christian Priesthood, Bk.III.4

  • Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Sir, seeing there is no matter of worth in me, whereby to derive any compassion from you: yet for that Ladies sake, whom you have elected worthy to enjoy your love, and so farre excelleth mee in

    The Decameron

  • For this divine water, which excelleth so much that of

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Of these, although the first be the most complete and absolute kind of history, and hath most estimation and glory, yet the second excelleth it in profit and use, and the third in verity and sincerity.

    The Advancement of Learning

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