What does the word transcend mean?

Usage examples for transcend

  1. 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 by Henri Bergson
  2. 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 by R.M. Ballantyne