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Definitionovercome (to successfully deal with an obstacle)
- His face all at once took an expression of anger from the effort he was making to surmount his shyness.Part One (17% in)
- At that moment the wind, as it were, surmounting all obstacles, sent the snow flying from the carriage roofs, and clanked some sheet of iron it had torn off, while the hoarse whistle of the engine roared in front, plaintively and gloomily.Part One (88% in)
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