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Sample sentences for the GRE study word surmount

surmount can be used as a verb

1.But thou shalt face thy fortunes, thy diseases, and surmount them all. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.His face all at once took an expression of anger from the effort he was making to surmount his shyness. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3.The ascent is precipitous, but the path is cut into continual and short windings, which enable you to surmount the perpendicularity of the mountain. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
4.She was resolved against any sort of conversation with him, and turned away with a degree of ill-humour which she could not wholly surmount even in speaking to Mr. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5.His arm across his head thus should the hero repose thus should he also surmount his repose. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
6.My eye passed all other objects to rest on those most remote, the blue peaks it was those I longed to surmount all within their boundary of rock and heath seemed prison-ground, exile limits. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7."As to that," cried d'Artagnan, after a moment of reflection, "I shall surmount it, be assured.. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.Before, dark and opaque bodies had surrounded me, impervious to my touch or sight but I now found that I could wander on at liberty, with no obstacles which I could not either surmount or avoid. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
9.The word reached his ear as a wave which he no longer had the strength to surmount passed over his head. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
10.This is dispenc't, and what surmounts the reac. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
11.And far surmounts our labour to attain it. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
12.He is always accompanied by an eagle, which either surmounts his sceptre, or sits at his feet he generally bears in his uplifted hand a sheaf of thunder-bolts, just ready to be hurled, whilst in the other he holds the lightning. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
13.It is the type that takes life and itself too seriously, that never surmounts the camel-stage mentioned in the first discourse, and that is obdurately sublime and earnest. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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