Examples of surmount in a Sentence
an Olympic swimmer who surmounted endless obstacles to achieve her goals
Recent Examples of surmount from the Web
In the wake of surmounting legal challenges, President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission has halted its widespread collection of data.
A: And that's what can't happen again, digging the type of 30-11 hole the ultimately proved too much to surmount.
Soaring to the east of the village was a craggy mountain surmounted by a military outpost manned by Israeli troops or their local Lebanese militia allies.
Now, the numbers are a lot larger, and Apple's hopes of surmounting them a lot dimmer.
Piersall returned to the Red Sox in 1953 and seemed to have surmounted his emotional demons.
So often in his career, Durant had been unable to surmount James.
Twenty years ago, the advent of the Web and the subsequent proliferation of smartphones combined to enable billions of people to surmount the traditional limitations of geography and commerce.
But among today’s rising generations, no matter how challenging the campus climate, the calling to surmount our current impasses is still alive and well.
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Did You Know?
Our verb mount, meaning "ascend, get up onto", comes from the same Latin root as mountain, and we keep those images in mind when using surmount, since climbing up or over a mountain is a symbol of achievement. The word almost always refers to human effort, and almost always in a positive way; thus, we speak of surmounting difficulties, surmounting problems, surmounting hurdles, surmounting handicaps—you get the idea.
Origin and Etymology of surmount
Middle English, from Anglo-French surmunter, from sur- + munter to mount
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SURMOUNT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of surmount for English Language Learners
: to deal with (a problem or a difficult situation) successfully
: to be placed at the top of (something)
SURMOUNT Defined for Kids
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