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Definition exceed (go beyond); or surpass (to be more or better)
  • The book transcends our expectations from a romance novel.
transcends = exceeds or surpasses
  • This issue transcends the typical left/right divide in politics.
  • transcends = goes beyond
  • The show transcends normal expectations.
  • transcends = exceeds
  • I learned to transcend the biases of my upbringing.
  • transcend = move beyond
  • Her deficiencies were knit up with a passionate energy that transcended and justified them.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • transcended = went beyond
  • This transcends all the impudence I ever heard
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • It transcends genius.
    London, Jack  --  Martin Eden
  • I confess that I am partial to these wild fancies, which transcend the order of time and development.
    Thoreau, Henry David  --  Walking
  • For Bobby, it was one of those incredible moments that actually transcended expectations.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • He had transcended that and was something else, something more.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The Buddha held out hope that suffering could be transcended.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • 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
  • These are all humanitarian concerns, transcending any one race, gender, or creed.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The very globe continually transcends and translates itself, and becomes winged in its orbit.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • She saw a miracle that transcended the miracles of the saints her mother had told her about.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • "But what happened here tonight," someone stammered, "it certainly transcends our laws!"
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • For instance, it has been generally claimed that man has a 'transcending,' or achieving, nature.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Family loyalty transcends politics.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Magnus was so proud, but then it was a pride that transcended the emptiness of gestures.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The song of the future must transcend creed.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India

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