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used in Atlas Shrugged

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overcome (to successfully deal with an obstacle)
  • But the junction suddenly seemed an insurmountable distance away: on the shore of the Mississippi, at the Taggart Bridge.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (64% in)
  • You realize, of course, the insurmountable difficulties of any sort of construction job during this period of emergency.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (51% in)

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