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sərˈpæs ɪŋ, -ˈpɑ sɪŋsur·pass·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transcendent, surpassingadjective

    exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence

  2. exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassingadjective

    far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

    "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Surpassingparticipial adj.

    Excellent in an high degree.

    Etymology: from surpass.

    O thou! that with surpassing glory crown’d,
    Look’st from thy sole dominion like the god
    Of this new world. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    His miracles proved him to be sent from God, not more by that infinite power that was seen in them, than by that surpassing goodness they demonstrated to the world. Edmund Calamy.


  1. surpassing

    Surpassing refers to the act of excelling or going beyond a certain limit, degree, number, measure, or standard. It often implies outdoing or exceeding others in some form of competition, performance, or quality. It can also mean being superior or better than something or someone else.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surpassing

    of Surpass

  2. Surpassingadjective

    eminently excellent; exceeding others

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surpassing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surpassing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of surpassing in a Sentence

  1. Tyler Marinelli:

    ( Tyler Marinelli) FIRST-EVER HOMELESS SHELTER GIRL SCOUT TROOP SELLS 6,000 BOXES OF COOKIES, SURPASSING GOAL I would eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and however much of it I wanted. I'm talking two Domino's pizzas in one sitting, i told Tyler Marinelli if I could eat something I truly enjoy every single day, that it wouldn't be a diet as much as it was a lifestyle, and that's exactly what I was looking for.

  2. G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy:

    Nietzche started a nonsensical idea that men had once sought as good what we now call evil; if it were so, we could not talk of surpassing or even falling short of them.

  3. Yvonne Padmos:

    Don't fear the rise of artificial intelligence, embrace the untapped potential of your own mind. To truly succeed, unlock the hidden depths of your brain and unleash your limitless capabilities. It's not about competing with machines, but about surpassing our own perceived limitations. Expand your horizons, embrace continuous learning, and let the boundless power of your mind inspire greatness that transcends any technological advancement.

  4. HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman:

    Our entire lives are run by miracles and in recent days, we see Nissim V’Niflaos surpassing nature.

  5. Mike Rogers:

    I am thrilled that the Space Corps idea is gaining traction at the White House. Congressman Jim Cooper( D-TN) and I have worked tirelessly on the House Armed Services Committee( House Armed Services Committee) Strategic Forces subcommittee level on the need for Marine Corps outside of Air Force for over two years now, russia and China are surpassing House Armed Services Committee in Space capabilities and House Armed Services Committee need to dedicate a separate force solely with a Space mission. The future of war will be fought in Space, and House Armed Services Committee must stay diligent and ahead of other countries for House Armed Services Committee own national security.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    A summon
    B embellish
    C transpire
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