[ ser-pas-ing, -pah-sing ]
/ sərˈpæs ɪŋ, -ˈpɑ sɪŋ /
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of a large amount or high degree; exceeding, excelling, or extraordinary: structures of surpassing magnificence.
in a surpassing manner; extraordinarily.
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OTHER WORDS FROM surpassingsur·pass·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use surpassing in a sentence
Yet there are glimpses of surpassingly eerie dystopian beauty.American Dreams: Did William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’ Blueprint Our Reality?|Nathaniel Rich|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The brothers stand in rapt and silent admiration of the scene, as well they may, for it is surpassingly beautiful.The Norsemen in the West|R.M. Ballantyne
A new and surpassingly beautiful landscape burst suddenly upon our view, seeming to dance in the transparent atmosphere.
On this, the surpassingly important feature of the vocal action, Vocal Science has thrown no light whatever.The Psychology of Singing|David C. Taylor
O now again you have drawn near to hearken, O Whirlwind, surpassingly great.The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees|James Mooney
And the next moment they all came out of the tank in surpassingly beautiful forms, and young and wearing burnished earrings.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1|Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
British Dictionary definitions for surpassing
/ (sɜːˈpɑːsɪŋ) /
obsolete, or poetic (intensifier)surpassing fair
Derived forms of surpassingsurpassingly, adverb
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