Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Exceptional; exceeding.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Excelling in an eminent degree; greatly exceeding others; superior; extreme.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Eminently excellent; exceeding others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of surpass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
  • adjective exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence

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Examples

  • That he can write lines surpassing -- aye! "she cried," _surpassing_ Polonius's advice to his son, and leave them uncopied on an ale-house table to go off with the first loose woman who comes by, and be carried home, too drunk to walk, the next morning, roaring out hymns about eternal salvation.

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  • He had not succeeded in surpassing a decent mediocrity.

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  • "Useful and ornamental needlework, knitting and netting are capable of being made, not only sources of personal gratification, but of high moral benefit, and the means of developing in surpassing loveliness and grace, some of the highest and noblest feelings of the soul."

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  • "Useful and ornamental needlework, knitting and netting are capable of being made, not only sources of personal gratification, but of high moral benefit, and the means of developing in surpassing loveliness and grace, some of the highest and noblest feelings of the soul."

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  • "Useful and ornamental needlework, knitting and netting are capable of being made, not only sources of personal gratification, but of high moral benefit, and the means of developing in surpassing loveliness and grace, some of the highest and noblest feelings of the soul."

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  • He scored on runs of 1, 2 and 33 yards in surpassing 200 yards rushing for the second time this season, and helped Mississippi State outrush Ole Miss 304-31.

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  • He also went 10-of-13 from the line in surpassing 30 points for the ninth time this season.

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  • Now we are all expected to cheer for Bill Gates, who in surpassing the Rockefellers and the Carnegies and defying the loathsome bureaucrats at the Justice Department, has proven himself to be the People's Monopolist.

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