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surmount
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The War of the Worlds
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  • It picked its road as it went striding along, and the brazen hood that surmounted it moved to and fro with the inevitable suggestion of a head looking about.

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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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