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 Wordsexploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
unintimating - unfrightening
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
animosity - active enmity
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
arsenal - storage place for military equipment
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)