Sentences Containing 'surmount'
She was resolved against any sort of conversation with him, and turned away with a degree of ill humor which she could not wholly surmount even in speaking to Mr. Bingley, whose blind partiality provoked her.
The word reached his ear as a wave which he no longer had the strength to surmount passed over his head.
Such advantageous situations have enabled those two colonies to surmount all the obstacles which the oppressive genius of an exclusive company may have occasionally opposed to their growth.
They have enabled Batavia to surmount the additional disadvantage of perhaps the most unwholesome climate in the world.
The private interest of many powerful individuals, the confirmed prejudices of great bodies of people, seem, indeed, at present, to oppose to so great a change, such obstacles as it may be very difficult, perhaps altogether impossible, to surmount.
When necessary, the roads deploy steep stone stairways and rock ramps to surmount cliffs and other obstacles.
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denomination - religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
cubicle - small chamber used for sleeping or work
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
dissent - disagree