rise above

  1. (intr, preposition) to overcome or be unaffected by (something mean or contemptible)

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How to use rise above in a sentence

  • 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?