Examples of transcend in a Sentence
music that transcends cultural boundaries
She was able to transcend her own suffering and help others.
Her concerns transcended local issues.
Recent Examples of transcend from the Web
Even in an era when polls show record levels of partisan division, a few things, such as disaster relief for those lacking food and water, ought to transcend political calculation.
No records to break, milestones to set, creative heights to transcend.
However, the streak seemed to transcend every other number.
The movie is often clumsily scripted, and given to caricature, which Carell and Stone manage to transcend.
Chemistry on and off the ice has transcended the cultural and language barriers.
John and Taupin's ode to Marilyn Monroe has transcended its original tribute to tragic beauty and become an anthem for the ages.
Great books are magical treasures that transcend time and place, transporting us from our favorite reading perch to real and fictional places in our imagination.
Trump’s record has now transcended his Twitter ankle-biters, who have become ever shriller in seeking attention in the form of electronic counter-put-downs.
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When Should You Use transcend?
Great leaders are expected to transcend the limitations of politics, especially during wartime and national crises. A great writer may transcend geographical boundaries to become internationally respected. And certain laws of human nature seem to transcend historical periods and hold true for all times and all places.
Synonymsbeat, better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgun, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, overtop, top, tower (over), surpass
Related Wordsone-up, outpace, outrace, outrun, overpass; best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, outcompete, outperform, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, shame, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against), worst; outbalance, outweigh, overbear, overshadow, trump
Near Antonymslose (to)
Synonym Discussion of transcend
- exceed the speed limit
- the book surpassed our expectations
- transcended the values of their culture
- excels in mathematics
- outdid herself this time
- outstripped other firms in sales
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