Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To overcome; conquer.

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Usage examples "surmount":

  1. It takes many years for a new and an uninstructed set to surmount all the little awkwardnesses, the dubious points of etiquette, that come up in every new shuffle of the social cards; but a modest and serene courtesy, a civility which is not servile, will be a good introduction into any society. - "Manners and Social Usages", Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood.
  2. He was opposite the door, and one foot was raised to surmount the first step, when there came a sound like the sharp tap of a drum. - "Jack O' Judgment", Edgar Wallace.
  3. I knew that some barrier was between us which I could not at present surmount. - "Man and Maid", Elinor Glyn.