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 Wordsbode - foreshadow; portend
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people