exceeding

adjective ex·ceed·ing \ ik-ˈsē-diŋ \

Definition of exceeding

: exceptional in amount, quality, or degree

Examples of exceeding in a Sentence

  1. accepted the apology with exceeding graciousness

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15th century

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