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surmount
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Upon the mantel-shelf before him was a time-piece, surmounted by a spread eagle, and upon the eagle’s wings was the letter Bathsheba had sent.
  • Reaching the town, Troy descended into a side street and entered a pair of gates surmounted by a board bearing the words, "Lester, stone and marble mason."

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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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