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.
More Vocab Words::: equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
::: fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
::: vibrant - full of vigor or energy; vibrating
::: distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
::: throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
::: impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
::: skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
::: pauper - very poor person
::: arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
::: implicit - understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust