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 Wordspiebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
demolition - destruction; V. demolish
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
deliberate - consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow