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Word: surmount

Definition: overcome


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.
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.
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.
The word reached his ear as a wave which he no longer had the strength to surmount passed over his head.
They have enabled Batavia to surmount the additional disadvantage of perhaps the most unwholesome climate in the world.
When necessary, the roads deploy steep stone stairways and rock ramps to surmount cliffs and other obstacles.

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