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Sample sentences for the GRE study word surpass

surpass can be used as a verb

1.To be in love is to surpass one's self. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2.In bigness to surpass Earths Giant Son. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
3.What have ye done to surpass ma. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
4."I always said you would surpass them in learning and can you draw. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5.Nothing can surpass in beauty the form, or the glossy, vivid green of the leaves of the tulip-tree. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
6.I confess that they quite surpass my expectations, and that I am utterly unable to account for your result. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
7.Dschungariade of the Calmucks is said to surpass the poems of Home. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
8."Oh certainly," cried his faithful assistant, "no one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
9."My dear Inspector, you surpass yourself" Holmes took the bag, and, descending into the hollow, he pushed the matting into a more central position. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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