(intr, preposition) to overcome or be unaffected by (something mean or contemptible)
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How to use rise above in a sentence
His tireless courage inspired us to rise above the devastation.
And so he bears within him the potential to rise above his skewed materialistic values and tap into a true sense of dignity.
It must be at least a little bit difficult for some of them to rise above the troubles of their shared past.Pediatrician: Don’t Make Your Kid’s Healthcare a Proxy in Your Divorce Battles | Russell Saunders | February 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These numbers rise above the average because they are from an ethnic group with arguably the largest stake in the debate.
Such commentary on the Biden visit did not rise above murmurs here and there.
He respected her courage and obvious power to rise above the personal attitude of her sex.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
But I saw his back rise above the water and the moment he caught my eye, he began to trumpet and struggle up to the shore.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
The solitary ants, on the contrary, manifest no special intelligence, and do not rise above the general insect level.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
Loaded with ballast as it was, however, and with the weight of water still within it, it could not rise above the surface.The Rival Campers Afloat | Ruel Perley Smith
But how is the boy or girl of such a family to rise above these circumstances, and throw off these weights?Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell