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 Wordssaboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
apposite - appropriate; fitting
emasculate - weaken; castrate
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.