rise above

phrasal verb

rose above; risen above; rising above; rises above
: to not allow oneself to be hurt or controlled by (something bad or harmful)
It's time to rise above petty bickering/politics.
: to be or become better than (something)
The quality of the food never rises above average.

Examples of rise above in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My old way of coping, the escaping, the not dealing with, the rising above, had gotten me to the age of thirty. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2023 The 10-year Treasury yield set new decade-plus highs Wednesday, rising above 4.9%. Jack Pitcher, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2023 Video footage shared on Telegram by the Ukrainian Pravda news site showed thick plumes of smoke rising above buildings in the area. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2023 Can Washington’s factions rise above their parochial interests and compromise to help two U.S. friends fighting for their national survival? The Editorial Board, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2023 When a bird flu epidemic starts threatening the farm, they are forced to rise above conflict and heal old wounds. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 30 Oct. 2023 The pathos is high, but laughter always manages to rise above despair. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2023 Nearly a week after Hamas terrorists attacked Israel, setting off a war as Israel retaliated with airstrikes over the Gaza Strip, the death toll continues to rise above 1,000. Deon J. Hampton, NBC News, 13 Oct. 2023 According to the National Weather Service in Phoenix, temperatures are expected to gradually rise above the seasonal norms by the latter half of the week, potentially hitting near-record levels by the weekend. Elena Santa Cruz, The Arizona Republic, 5 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Rise above.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rise%20above. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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