of a large amount or high degree; exceeding, excelling, or extraordinary: structures of surpassing magnificence.
in a surpassing manner; extraordinarily.
- sur·pass·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use surpassing in a sentence
Somehow Turner nailed that one second of surpassing natural force.
By 2013, that figure rose to $61 million, surpassing Jameson Irish whiskey and Patron tequila.Europeans Recall Fireball Whiskey Over a Sweetener Also Used in Antifreeze | Tim Mak | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
More than that, it was ultimate proof of a surpassing American technical achievement, the creation of the Jet Age.
With 22 days left, Solar Roadways has already raised $1.64 million, easily surpassing its $1 million goal.
And by Tuesday, it had raised more than $115,000, far surpassing its goal.The Jamaican Bobsled Team Is Crowdfunding Its Way to the Olympics | CNBC | January 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Have I not a G of surpassing splendour, of a fruitiness rarely encountered in this vale of tears?First Plays | A. A. Milne
The machinery in it is said to be especially good, surpassing anything of the kind to be seen even in Europe.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
I am thankful and I marvel at the surpassing beneficence of the ever-blessed Trinity, who conferred on thee this privilege.Mary, Help of Christians | Various
It displays an affection equal to that of the dog, and a sympathy surpassing that of any other animal below man.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
Of course, it is needless to say that every one at court saw and was charmed with its surpassing beauty.
British Dictionary definitions for surpassing
obsolete, or poetic (intensifier): surpassing fair
- surpassingly, adverb
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