verb (used with object)
- to surpass in excellence.
- to exceed in amount.
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Surmounting the Maat here illustrated is a conspicuous feather which we have already connoted with feeder and fodder.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
No difficulties daunted him; the greater the obstacles the more pleasure he took in surmounting them.Cleveland Past and Present|Maurice Joblin
Apparently he was accustomed to obstacles, and the surmounting of them was all in the day's work.Shifting Sands|Sara Ware Bassett
The two columns forced their way with the bayonet, at opposite points, surmounting every obstacle.
Its position is marked by a bronze griffin, surmounting a memorial pedestal beneath.Rambles in Dickens' Land|Robert Allbut