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surmount
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Middlemarch
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  • And when, looking up, her eyes met his dull despairing glance, her pity for him surmounted her anger and all her other anxieties.
  • Her sisterly tenderness could not but surmount other feelings at this moment, and her fears were the fears of affection.
  • His sense of right had surmounted and would continue to surmount anything that might be called antipathy.
  • His sense of right had surmounted and would continue to surmount anything that might be called antipathy.
  • Repugnance would have been surmounted by the immense need to win, if chance would be kind enough to let him.
  • But it was not in a lover’s nature—it was not in Fred’s, that the new anxiety raised about Mary’s feeling should not surmount every other.
  • "Yes," said Lydgate, a great leap of joy within him surmounting every other feeling; "that would pay all my debts, and leave me a little on hand.

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  • In this way an incident, which most had felt could never be surmounted and which no doubt would destroy the marriage, was cemented over.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • I repeated Chairman Mao’s quotation, "Be resolute, fear no sacrifice, and surmount every difficulty to win victory."
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl

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