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surmount
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

10 uses
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Definition
overcome (to successfully deal with an obstacle)
  • The word reached his ear as a wave which he no longer had the strength to surmount passed over his head.
    Chapters 22-23 (34% in)
  • Morrel expected Villefort would be dejected; he found him as he had found him six weeks before, calm, firm, and full of that glacial politeness, that most insurmountable barrier which separates the well-bred from the vulgar man.
    Chapters 13-14 (10% in)
  • , a sword, pale, on an oval shield, like all the Italian armorial bearings, and surmounted by a cardinal's hat; Dantes easily recognized them, Faria had so often drawn them for him.
    Chapters 23-24 (90% in)
  • In a recess was a kind of divan, surmounted with a stand of Arabian swords in silver scabbards, and the handles resplendent with gems; from the ceiling hung a lamp of Venetian glass, of beautiful shape and color, while the feet rested on a Turkey carpet, in which they sunk to the instep; tapestry hung before the door by which Franz had entered, and also in front of another door, leading into a second apartment which seemed to be brilliantly illuminated.
    Chapters 31-32 (45% in)
  • As they approached the Piazza del Popolo, the crowd became more dense, and above the heads of the multitude two objects were visible: the obelisk, surmounted by a cross, which marks the centre of the square, and in front of the obelisk, at the point where the three streets, del Babuino, del Corso, and di Ripetta, meet, the two uprights of the scaffold, between which glittered the curved knife of the mandaia.
    Chapters 35-36 (29% in)
  • In the midst of this chamber were four stones, which had formerly served as an altar, as was evident from the cross which still surmounted them.
    Chapters 37-38 (44% in)
  • A high wall surrounded the whole of the hotel, surmounted at intervals by vases filled with flowers, and broken in the centre by a large gate of gilded iron, which served as the carriage entrance.
    Chapters 39-40 (1% in)
  • "An H and an N, surmounted by a baron's coronet."
    Chapters 43-44 (52% in)
  • ...remark—she was beautiful, but her beauty was of too marked and decided a character to please a fastidious taste; her hair was raven black, but its natural waves seemed somewhat rebellious; her eyes, of the same color as her hair, were surmounted by well-arched brows, whose great defect, however, consisted in an almost habitual frown, while her whole physiognomy wore that expression of firmness and decision so little in accordance with the gentler attributes of her sex—her nose...
    Chapters 53-54 (13% in)
  • He bestowed the same attention upon the cambric front of a shirt, which had considerably changed in color since his entrance into the prison, and he polished his varnished boots with the corner of a handkerchief embroidered with initials surmounted by a coronet.
    Chapters 107-108 (8% in)

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