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surmount
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
overcome (to successfully deal with an obstacle)
  • He wore a profusion of ribbons on his garment, and gold lace on his hat, which was also encircled by a gold chain, and surmounted with a feather.
    Chapter 21 — The New England Holiday (84% in)
  • Thus Hester Prynne, whose heart had lost its regular and healthy throb, wandered without a clue in the dark labyrinth of mind; now turned aside by an insurmountable precipice; now starting back from a deep chasm.
    Chapter 13 — Another View of Hester (84% in)

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