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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SURMOUNTED

When the window was new it must have been surmounted in the middle of the arch by an ornamental design.

Nevertheless doubts remained, innumerable and not to be surmounted.

Upon the top of the bank was a low brick wall, surmounted by an iron railing.

A canopied seat of Justice is surmounted by the lion and unicorn.

These indeed are the difficulties that cannot be surmounted, and the only ones.

Philip remembered the garden-party, and saw that they could never be surmounted.

The "Gate of Virtue and Wisdom" connects them, and is surmounted by an odd turret.

There is no question of sidestepping the difficulty: it must be surmounted.

But do not erect barriers just high enough to be surmounted.

His abilities will raise him, even if there were obstacles to be surmounted.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to rise above, go beyond," from Old French surmounter "rise above," from sur- "beyond" (see sur-) + monter "to go up" (see mount (v.)). Meaning "to prevail over, overcome" is recorded from late 14c. Related: Surmounted; surmounting.

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