Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To go beyond; excel.

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Usage examples "surpass":

  1. He decided that paper with a slightly buff tint printed with an ink tinged with blue was the most agreeable combination for the eye, though in absolute clearness nothing can surpass the contrast of black upon white. - "The Booklover and His Books", Harry Lyman Koopman.
  2. He had never seen any one to surpass her. - "Dora Thorne", Charlotte M. Braeme.
  3. To sum up, he held the Delhi monument to surpass any building of its class in the whole world. - "Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official", William Sleeman.