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surmount
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
overcome (to successfully deal with an obstacle)
  • With her dark coloring and jet crown surmounting her tall figure, she seems to have a sort of kinship with the grand Scotch firs, at which she is looking up as if she loved them well.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- In the Red Deeps (22% in)
  • But now Tom's strong will bound together his integrity, his pride, his family regrets, and his personal ambition, and made them one force, concentrating his efforts and surmounting discouragements.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (4% in)
  • Her feeling under his words was complicated by the allusion to the last scene between her father and Wakem; and at length that painful, solemn memory surmounted the immediate grievance.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- Brother and Sister (80% in)
  • Philip's eyes were watching them keenly; but Lucy was used to seeing variations in their manner to each other, and only thought with regret that there was some natural antipathy which every now and then surmounted their mutual good-will.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (45% in)
  • A grand arch, cut in the upper wall at one end, surmounted an oaken orchestra, with an open room behind it, where hothouse plants and stalls for refreshments were disposed; an agreeable resort for gentlemen disposed to loiter, and yet to exchange the occasional crush down below for a more commodious point of view.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (7% in)
  • The last feeling surmounted every other; to be by her side again and entreat forgiveness was the only thing that had the force of a motive for him, and she had not been seated more than a few minutes when he came and stood humbly before her.
    6.10 -- Book 6 Chapter 10 -- The Spell Seems Broken (63% in)
  • But surmounting everything was the horror at her own possible failure, the dread lest her conscience should be benumbed again, and not rise to energy till it was too late.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (17% in)
  • That natural law surmounts every other; we can't help what it clashes with."
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (50% in)

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