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  • The book transcends our expectations from a romance novel.
  • Her deficiencies were knit up with a passionate energy that transcended and justified them.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • It was a connection that transcended the physical act.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Magnus was so proud, but then it was a pride that transcended the emptiness of gestures.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • His father wanted Colin to transcend all that stuff, but maybe even he was starting to see the unlikelihood of Colin ever becoming extraordinary.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The screen here is a barrier, and the hand is transcending it .
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The Rock has an effect on women that transcends divisions of race, age, cultural background—even social class, the most impenetrable barrier in America.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The best I can do is to say that this full-throated and great-hearted chorus moved me as I have very occasionally been moved by the bowel-shaking throb and thunder of a superb organ played by a man who had transcended his mere manhood.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Sarah gives some purpose to our running, and hiding, a reason that transcends mere survival.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • But on this day it seemed that Bernie and I had stumbled on something that transcended our personal preoccupations.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • He is plunged into realms that transcend reason, belief, sanity, Satan.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • When the leaders were older than me I could believe in their wisdom, I could believe they had transcended rage and malice and the need to be loved.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • A good hiding transcends the divides of age.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • And the things he was saying in his final months on earth seemed to transcend all religious differences.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Have it behind her so she could achieve adulthood—transcend the place and the time.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • He had transcended that and was something else, something more.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • When push came to shove, he transcended his limited human frame with strength no man could have and weapons no man could handle.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • His basketball skills transcended his years; he was only in fifth grade when high schools started to recruit him.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Yet in reality those personal interests of the moment so much transcend the general interests that they always prevent the public interest from being felt or even noticed.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Besides, there are some orders that transcend even the wishes of the gods, especially when it comes to the forces of nature.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Great and strange ideas transcending experience often have less effect upon men and women than smaller, more tangible considerations.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • And his efforts to ignore it, transcend it, seemed to work only when he spent his days looking for whatever was light-hearted and without grave consequences.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • "But what happened here tonight," someone stammered, "it certainly transcends our laws!"
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • On this night may one transcend the boundaries of the worlds with ease, and know the beauty and enchantment of Nyx.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • They suggested rejuvenation, pain overcome and transcended, endless love.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • They had a pride that transcended their poverty.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The very globe continually transcends and translates itself, and becomes winged in its orbit.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Being always transcends appearance—that which only seems to be.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • The craft of Freemasonry has given me a deep respect for that which transcends human understanding.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • When he was close enough and she could distinguish his face, she saw the look of that luminous gaiety which transcends the solemn by proclaiming the great innocence of a man who has earned the right to be light-hearted.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • But as in India, certain public figures in Pakistan begin to transcend the merely mortal realm.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • But he who in the rightly regal and intelligent spirit presides over his own private dinner-table of invited guests, that man’s unchallenged power and dominion of individual influence for the time; that man’s royalty of state transcends Belshazzar’s, for Belshazzar was not the greatest.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She saw a miracle that transcended the miracles of the saints her mother had told her about.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The families learned what rights must be observed—the right of privacy in the tent; the right to keep the past black hidden in the heart; the right to talk and to listen; the right to refuse help or to accept, to offer help or to decline it; the right of son to court and daughter to be courted; the right of the hungry to be fed; the rights of the pregnant and the sick to transcend all other rights.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • It was a bond that transcended age or upbringing.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Nicole was glad he had known so many women, so that the word itself meant nothing to him; she would be able to hold him so long as the person in her transcended the universals of her body.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • For instance, it has been generally claimed that man has a ’transcending,’ or achieving, nature.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Pity links us in a perverted way, transcending our veneers, joining us in our vulnerability, and at the same time distancing us from one another.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • "Ah yes, Vogonity—sorry—of the poet’s compassionate soul"—Arthur felt he was on the homestretch now—"which contrives through the medium of the verse structure to sublimate this, transcend that, and come to terms with the fundamental dichotomies of the other"—he was reaching a triumphant crescendo—"and one is left with a profound and vivid insight into … into … er …" (which suddenly gave out on him).
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • He was easy in his mind now, for his own preparations far transcended these.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • My niece Minou tells me I am doing some transcending meditation, something like that.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Meanwhile the grand tour of Shangri-La was interesting enough to transcend these attitudes.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • And when she had discovered this she was plunged into a misery which transcended that of the child’s simple loss.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • It represents a transcendence from something I think a lot of others may be trying to transcend.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The song of the future must transcend creed.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Like the deity of the Book of Job, they far transcend the scales of human value.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • A rebuke that transcends scholarly analysis.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • …the air to support him, face transfigured, body a complex set of balances and compensations, each muscle aligned in perfection with all the others to maintain this supreme fantasy of achievement, his skin glowing from immersions, his whole body hanging between river and sky as though he had transcended gravity and might by gently pushing upward with his foot glide a little way higher and remain suspended in space, encompassing all the glory of the summer and offering it to the sky.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Ashoke, the name of an emperor, means "he who transcends grief."
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • For Bobby, it was one of those incredible moments that actually transcended expectations.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
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