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  • v. be superior or better than some standard
  • v. move past


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  • Not being much out of their way to go past Deacon Whitfield's again, I prevailed on them to call on him for the purpose of trying to purchase my wife and child; and I promised them that if they would buy my wife and child, I would get some person to purchase us from them.

    Narrative of the Life and Adventures of an American Slave Written by Himself

  • There was uproar down yonder, and someone was clattering up the main staircase towards me … I had no time to retreat, there was a closed door to my right, I grabbed in panic at the knob, rolled hastily within, thrust it shut, and came to my feet, Tranter in hand and-an ear to the panels, my heart pounding as I heard the steps go past …

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Going through Étampes, we took on a couple of gendarmes who had been warned and had seen the motor go past without being able to stop it … Thirty miles from Orléans the other motor had a puncture.

    Maigret at the Crossroads

  • He trotted, heavy, big-footed, swinging wounded full-bellied, through the trees toward the tall grass and cover, and the crash came again to go past him ripping the air apart.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • There was a heavy fence, and a gate, with a big J. Arthur Rank kind of gong set up so he'd have to get off the bike and go past a concrete barrier to ring it.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • Laban also said to Jacob: See, this heap and this watch-station (Mizpah) which I have planted between me and thee: a witness is this heap and a witness is this pillar, that I will not go past this heap against thee, and that thou wilt not go past this heap against me, neither past this pillar to do any harm.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • I stepped inside but didn't have to go past the anteroom, piled high with corpses. 1 knew there was noplace for me to go. 1 grabbed a box of air filters for my suit and found another bandolier of grenades.


  • “Okay, so I think we stay on this and go past Louisville, and then Hummingbird Valley should be a ways outside it—maybe half an hour.”

    Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

  • ‘Did you go past the Magasins du Louvre in December?’

    Maigret has Scruples

  • Just then he saw Robin Grey go past to place a bet and smiled at a sudden thought.

    Noble House


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