Part of speech: verb

To rise above; surpass.

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Usage examples "transcend":

  1. The essence of the doctrine, so far as one can disentangle it from scholastic terminology, seems just, for it amounts to this, that as to matters of experience it is impossible to formulate the whole and complete truth, and as to matters which transcend experience language is inadequate: also that Being is associated with production, continuation and destruction. - "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.
  2. It claims to transcend both mechanism and finalism; but, as we announced at the beginning, it is nearer the second doctrine than the first. - "Creative Evolution", Henri Bergson.
  3. But the complex machinery of this world is set in motion and guided by One whose power and wisdom infinitely transcend those of the most exalted of His creatures; and it is a truth well worthy of being reiterated and re- impressed upon our memories, that in His hands those events that seem most adverse to man often turn out to be for his good. - "Ungava", R.M. Ballantyne.