exceeding

adjective
ex·​ceed·​ing | \ ik-ˈsē-diŋ How to pronounce exceeding (audio) \

Definition of exceeding

: exceptional in amount, quality, or degree

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Examples of exceeding in a Sentence

accepted the apology with exceeding graciousness
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First Known Use of exceeding

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exceeding was in the 15th century

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“Exceeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceeding. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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