above and beyond


: far beyond what is required by (something, such as a duty)
He went above and beyond the call of duty.

Examples of above and beyond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Who cares the reason—women should not have to go above and beyond every single moment of our lives. Beth Ann Mayer, Parents, 1 Feb. 2024 That transformation means that job seekers committed to strictly remote roles may have to go above and beyond this year to land a new job and beat out their competitors. Emma Burleigh, Fortune, 29 Jan. 2024 To take a family getaway above and beyond, cruisers can consider booking the 2,523 sq. ft. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 23 Jan. 2024 Imposing that cost is a further exercise of government power, above and beyond compelling the vessels to carry the observer. The Editors, National Review, 18 Jan. 2024 Bourbon & Beyond is going above and beyond for its sixth annual installment. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 24 Jan. 2024 McDaniel noted the quarterback has gone above and beyond — not just in the offseason — but in-season, as well, putting in extra time to keep himself healthy. David Furones, Sun Sentinel, 3 Jan. 2024 The traveler-friendly design goes above and beyond to keep our belongings easy to access and organized, especially for a canvas bag that usually features only a handful of small pockets. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 9 Jan. 2024 All the stars brought their style A-game to the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 7, but some truly went above and beyond. The Glamour Editors, Glamour, 8 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Above and beyond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/above%20and%20beyond. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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