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surmount
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
overcome (to successfully deal with an obstacle)
  • And when, looking up, her eyes met his dull despairing glance, her pity for him surmounted her anger and all her other anxieties.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (30% in)
  • Her sisterly tenderness could not but surmount other feelings at this moment, and her fears were the fears of affection.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (37% in)
  • His sense of right had surmounted and would continue to surmount anything that might be called antipathy.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (48% in)
  • His sense of right had surmounted and would continue to surmount anything that might be called antipathy.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (48% in)
  • But it was not in a lover's nature—it was not in Fred's, that the new anxiety raised about Mary's feeling should not surmount every other.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (40% in)
  • Repugnance would have been surmounted by the immense need to win, if chance would be kind enough to let him.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (33% in)
  • "Yes," said Lydgate, a great leap of joy within him surmounting every other feeling; "that would pay all my debts, and leave me a little on hand.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (73% in)

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