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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Surmount

SURMOUNT', verb transitive

1. To rise above.

The mountains of Olympus, Atho and Atlas, surmount all winds and clouds.

2. To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or obstacles.

3. To surpass; to exceed.

What surmounts the reach

Of human sense--