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  1. I mulled over ways to surmount this.
  2. The undead were about to surmount the wall.
  3. What we need to figure out is how to surmount these new obstacles.
  4. Or, as Bethell puts it, They think goodwill can surmount all problems.
  5. And this is how, in fact, we surmount our limitation to the limited I and.

  6. He wanted to call out, but his throat was constricted by some force he could not surmount.
  7. The word reached his ear as a wave which he no longer had the strength to surmount passed over his head.
  8. His sense of right had surmounted and would continue to surmount anything that might be called antipathy.
  9. In vain did the horses put forth every effort to surmount it—the French saved hardly a gun or private carriage.
  10. They have enabled Batavia to surmount the additional disadvantage of perhaps the most unwholesome climate in the world.
  11. Suddenly, laughter filled the air, the kind that bullies use when trying to surmount their victims, and I peered at my brothers.
  12. Olin took notice of these things, once again counseling himself that mindless emotions will surmount factual logic any day of the week.
  13. The smell of sulphur could not surmount the stench of the burnt flesh, similar to roast beef, convincing Max and his team to become vegans.
  14. But it was not in a lover's nature—it was not in Fred's, that the new anxiety raised about Mary's feeling should not surmount every other.
  15. Well, not everything had gone perfectly but he was reasonably satisfied that he would have been able to surmount the difficulties he encountered.

  16. Third, breakouts sometimes succeed only after several attempts, especially when the breakout must surmount a longstanding resistance or support level.
  17. However, we are likely as humans, to be at the dawn of human evolution in terms of future psychological/spiritual abilities to surpass and surmount the influences of human base instincts.
  18. Such advantageous situations have enabled those two colonies to surmount all the obstacles which the oppressive genius of an exclusive company may have occasionally opposed to their growth.
  19. Nevertheless, as she failed to surmount the Hindu emotional obstacles for her Italian ascent to the gaddi, she chose to catapult the wily but silly Manmohan Singh to the gaddi as her proxy.
  20. Again and again she felt herself lifted lightly off her feet and over some obstacle that would have taxed her strength to surmount, and her wonder grew at the sheer physical power of the man.
  21. The private interest of many powerful individuals, the confirmed prejudices of great bodies of people, seem, indeed, at present, to oppose to so great a change, such obstacles as it may be very difficult, perhaps altogether impossible, to surmount.
  22. Those losses following so close together had been highly laborious to surmount, and the burden of coping with her affliction contributed significantly to the extension of her struggle, until she was blessed with her ability to see things no normal person could see even with perfect vision.
  23. What if he failed leading to his fall? But what were the alternatives? Any way, a thrifty life of penny saving wouldn’t do either, as it would only turn pound foolish in the end, wouldn’t it? The big buck was the key but where would that come from? How was he to surmount the odds and cross the hurdles to pull it off in a big way?
  24. But, if it were possible to surmount this fundamental objection, and if that rule which forbids, during the same session of the Senate, the re-agitation of a proposition once decided, were disregarded, your committee would still be at a loss to find any sufficient reasons for prolonging the political existence of the corporation for the purpose of winding up its affairs.
  25. He was in a hurry to be gone; had he then been in a state to see things more clearly, had he only been able to form an idea of the difficulties besetting his position, to see how desperate, how hideous, how absurd it was, to understand how many obstacles there still remained for him to surmount, perhaps even crimes to commit, to escape from this house and return home, he would most likely have withdrawn from the struggle, and have gone at once and given himself up to justice; it was not cowardice which would have prompted him to do so, but the horror of what he had done.

  26. No one needs to be reminded that love stories, in which the lovers are required to surmount all sorts of obstacles, are common enough; one of the chief difficulties in supplying the demand is to create obstacles of the sort that will stand the test of plausibility and yet add a reasonable means by which the hero and heroine may overcome them, for the distracted couple must live up to what is expected of them, and their romance must be molded by the practical maxim that nothing succeeds like success—success meaning that their final happiness must be in conformity with the necessities of conventional morality; their union either blessed by the church of their faith or confirmed by law.
  1. The surmounting fire of their age.
  2. He must again ask for divine intervention in surmounting this angry emotion.
  3. Blue eyes, surmounting a thin nose and thin lips, enlivened a round, pale face.
  4. Noiselessly surmounting the barbed wire, we crept up to him and in a second Ginger was on him.
  5. Because of surmounting losses, this one division at Goldman was a direct threat to its very survival.
  6. I see over my own continent the Pacific railroad surmounting every barrier, I see continual trains of cars winding along the Platte carrying.
  7. Surmounting this picturesque pedestal is an obelisk of black-veined marble on a granite base, the whole rising some seven feet from the ground.
  8. It’s a unique feature of life in that, a fulfilling moment, while surmounting a mountain of miseries, obliterates the nightmares of the past.
  9. Bolton showed him a box of technician-fourth-grade insignia, and Colling counted out several sets of the three chevrons surmounting a T that denoted his new rank.
  10. At that moment the wind, as it were, surmounting all obstacles, sent the snow flying from the carriage roofs, and clanked some sheet of iron it had torn off, while the.
  11. By this time it was late afternoon so he took a bus along the coast to a point where he could look at the amazing spectacle of Mont Saint Michel, a castle-like building surmounting a conical island hill just off-shore.
  12. At that moment the wind, as it were, surmounting all obstacles, sent the snow flying from the carriage roofs, and clanked some sheet of iron it had torn off, while the hoarse whistle of the engine roared in front, plaintively and gloomily.
  13. The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition, when suffered to exert itself with freedom and security, is so powerful a principle, that it is alone, and without any assistance, not only capable of carrying on the society to wealth and prosperity, but of surmounting a hundred impertinent obstructions, with which the folly of human laws too often encumbers its operations: though the effect of those obstructions is always, more or less, either to encroach upon its freedom, or to diminish its security.
  14. We passed rapidly along; the sun was hot, but we were sheltered from its rays by a kind of canopy while we enjoyed the beauty of the scene, sometimes on one side of the lake, where we saw Mont Saleve, the pleasant banks of Montalegre, and at a distance, surmounting all, the beautiful Mont Blanc and the assemblage of snowy mountains that in vain endeavour to emulate her; sometimes coasting the opposite banks, we saw the mighty Jura opposing its dark side to the ambition that would quit its native country, and an almost insurmountable barrier to the invader who should wish to enslave it.
  1. Gregory stared at the crucifix that surmounted it.
  2. In the inclined mirror facing him which surmounted the.
  3. The wall was surmounted by a flat stone without a coping.
  4. But more importantly, I realized that I had surmounted.
  5. Each pillar was surmounted by something that looked like a.
  6. Now they surmounted the last low hill overlooking the canal.
  7. It is also by him that the hurdles in the way are surmounted.
  8. The relief is surmounted by two lines of ideographic inscription.
  9. Or white-domed capitol with majestic figure surmounted, or all the.
  10. Upaya has slain Surya and surmounted the depths of hell to come here.
  11. A shout arose from those around Moshe as they surmounted the hilltop.
  12. At one end there rose a spire which, he assumed, surmounted the chapel.
  13. And wise, to know that no man sets a challenge that cannot be surmounted.
  14. Are there people who have surmounted all obstacles and succeeded despite incredible.
  15. The tower is of late Norman and Transitional character surmounted by a Flamboyant crocketed spire.
  16. On the shield is a special form of the sign for Mars: an apple surmounted by a spread-winged Victory.
  17. His sense of right had surmounted and would continue to surmount anything that might be called antipathy.
  18. Thorns: They signify obstacles which will be finally surmounted only if you cut off the thorns in your dream.
  19. Repugnance would have been surmounted by the immense need to win, if chance would be kind enough to let him.
  20. I was not attracted to her enough to overcome a loyalty that might have been surmounted by stronger magnetism.
  21. One then perceived on the right, facing the window, a glass door surmounted by a frame glazed and painted gray.
  22. Of all the huge city there remained nothing but heaps of ruins surmounted at intervals with stacks of chimneys.
  23. In Burgundy and in the southern towns they planted the liberty tree; that is to say, a pole surmounted by a red cap.
  24. It was a huge affair, surmounted by a canopy and furnished with a gaudily painted throne and other theatrical props.
  25. At last they surmounted the first height and looked down upon the scene that stood between them and the next high place.
  26. It possesses several domes completely plated with gold and some twelve hundred spires most of which are surmounted by a golden cross.
  27. The old woman and Leah struggled to keep their precious cargo secure as they in turn surmounted the steep incline of the old riverbank.
  28. His sorrow mounted and his heart was leaden as he began the homeward journey, yet he surmounted the darkness and once again was himself.
  29. He addressed a few words to the force, complimenting them on the excellent way they had surmounted all obstacles and gained their object.
  30. Magicians know that magic results in destruction, but they follow their bestial and fatal lusts, and in this way they are surely surmounted.
  31. In the midst of this chamber were four stones, which had formerly served as an altar, as was evident from the cross which still surmounted them.
  32. He wore a profusion of ribbons on his garment, and gold-lace on his hat, which was also encircled by a gold chain, and surmounted with a feather.
  33. In a normal game the final obstacle to be surmounted entails a hazardous ascent, and the steep slope they now stood before surely met that criteria.
  34. Theology might have correctly identified the next or final elevation, but has never been unified in their understanding of how it might be surmounted.
  35. Yet, when that proposition should be disposed of, the whole of the difficulty would not be surmounted, as much would still remain to be accommodated.
  36. This youth of India was much impressed with the temple of Augustus, situated upon an elevation and surmounted by a colossal statue of the Roman emperor.
  37. At one corner it had a tower surmounted by a spire or steeple, and this steeple terminated with an ornamental wrought-iron pinnacle which had to be painted.
  38. In the middle of the room is a table covered with green cloth, on which there are papers lying and a three-cornered ornament surmounted by an eagle—the zertzal.
  39. In these sheltered lakes the little coloured flowers swam and slid; surmounted smooth slippery waves, and sometimes foundered and lay like pebbles on the glass floor.
  40. She wore a garnet velvet Cloak—despite the Warmth of the Weather—and a Commode that surmounted her hennaed Hair, which fell in Curls o’er her furrow’d Forehead.
  41. All at once, a man on horseback, clad in black, made his appearance in the middle of the group with a red flag, others say, with a pike surmounted with a red liberty-cap.
  42. What pleased them most in this haul was the discovery of a number of bottles of old Château Margaux, stamped with the letter N surmounted with the Imperial crown.
  43. Then miraculously, way up Central Park West, at the very edge of what the slackening snowfall permitted him to see, one glimmered into view: two bulbs surmounted by a headband of light.
  44. In this manner, rocks, precipices and difficulties were surmounted in an incredibly short space, that at another time, and under other circumstances, would have been deemed almost insuperable.
  45. A high wall surrounded the whole of the hotel, surmounted at intervals by vases filled with flowers, and broken in the centre by a large gate of gilded iron, which served as the carriage entrance.
  46. In the middle of the room is a table covered with a green cloth on which papers are lying, and on which stands a small three-cornered object surmounted by an eagle and called the mirror of justice.
  47. Dressed in a beautiful, fashionably-made black silk dress, with a fluffy white shawl over her shoulders, and her snowy hair surmounted by a dainty lace cap, she might have posed as a grandmother doll.
  48. His chin was large and extraordinarily long: the eyes were pale blue, very small and close together, surmounted by spare, light-coloured, almost invisible eyebrows with a deep vertical cleft between them over the nose.
  49. On that occasion we talked of Janet and he told me that in his last year in London he went steady with her and for a spell he considered marrying her but the serious obstacle of Talmud versus Koran could not be surmounted.
  50. His room, at the end of a dark corridor, was cold, drab-green and tiny, furnished with a bed surmounted by a plastic crucifix, one hard-backed chair, a small table, and a hand basin in which we washed thoroughly before leaping into bed.
  51. There was a main gateway of lichen-studded stone, each side pillar surmounted by mouldering heraldic emblems; but besides this central carriage drive I observed several points where there were gaps in the hedge and paths leading through them.
  52. There was a main gateway of lichen-studded stone, each side pillar surmounted by mouldering heraldic emblems, but besides this central carriage drive I observed several points where there were gaps in the hedge and paths leading through them.
  53. If the spirit of commercial speculation and cupidity had surmounted all patriotism, it is time that more energetic measures should be resorted to, in order that the chaff might be separated from the wheat; in a word, that traitors might be known.
  54. After traversing a hundred paces, skirting a wall of the fifteenth century, surmounted by a pointed gable, with bricks set in contrast, he found himself before a large door of arched stone, with a rectilinear impost, in the sombre style of Louis XIV.
  55. In those wagons in chests, hardly closed, and some, even, half-open, amid a hundred dazzling caskets, was that ancient crown of France, studded with diamonds, surmounted by the carbuncle of royalty, by the Regent diamond, which was worth thirty millions.
  56. This in turn will invoke personal choices, because of evolutionary circumstances, less driven by surmounted base instincts, which in the past have influenced environmental conditions and human cultures, and more by voluntary choices and needs of complexity.
  57. Nine succeeding rows of trenches must first have been captured on the slope leading from San Juan, the terrible barricade of barbed wire, protected by the forts and blockhouses, surmounted, before the stormers could reach the city and its immediate defences.
  58. He bestowed the same attention upon the cambric front of a shirt, which had considerably changed in color since his entrance into the prison, and he polished his varnished boots with the corner of a handkerchief embroidered with initials surmounted by a coronet.
  59. Hawkeye was not long in assuming his borrowed garments; and when his restless eyes were hid behind the glasses, and his head was surmounted by the triangular beaver, as their statures were not dissimilar, he might readily have passed for the singer, by starlight.
  60. If he had removed the long garment, this individual would have resembled a balloon: the feet representing the car and the small head that surmounted the globe, the safety valve; as it was it did actually serve the purpose of a safety valve, the owner being, in consequence of.
  61. We were immured in ice and should probably never escape, but they feared that if, as was possible, the ice should dissipate and a free passage be opened, I should be rash enough to continue my voyage and lead them into fresh dangers, after they might happily have surmounted this.
  62. The cemetery of MontParnasse, called the Eastern cemetery, succeeded to it, and inherited that famous dram-shop next to the Vaugirard cemetery, which was surmounted by a quince painted on a board, and which formed an angle, one side on the drinkers' tables, and the other on the tombs, with this sign: Au Bon Coing.
  63. At the time of the insurrection of 1839, in the Rue SaintMartin a little, infirm old man, pushing a hand-cart surmounted by a tricolored rag, in which he had carafes filled with some sort of liquid, went and came from barricade to troops and from troops to the barricade, offering his glasses of cocoa impartially,—now to the Government, now to anarchy.
  64. All sorts of distress met in this procession as in chaos; here were to be found the facial angles of every sort of beast, old men, youths, bald heads, gray beards, cynical monstrosities, sour resignation, savage grins, senseless attitudes, snouts surmounted by caps, heads like those of young girls with corkscrew curls on the temples, infantile visages, and by reason of that, horrible thin skeleton faces, to which death alone was lacking.
  65. In a recess was a kind of divan, surmounted with a stand of Arabian swords in silver scabbards, and the handles resplendent with gems; from the ceiling hung a lamp of Venetian glass, of beautiful shape and color, while the feet rested on a Turkey carpet, in which they sunk to the instep; tapestry hung before the door by which Franz had entered, and also in front of another door, leading into a second apartment which seemed to be brilliantly illuminated.
  66. To bring my argument to a close, I would say then, gentle sir, let your son go on as his star leads him, for being so studious as he seems to be, and having already successfully surmounted the first step of the sciences, which is that of the languages, with their help he will by his own exertions reach the summit of polite literature, which so well becomes an independent gentleman, and adorns, honours, and distinguishes him, as much as the mitre does the bishop, or the gown the learned counsellor.
  67. The frolic was now come round to me, and it being my turn of subscription to the will and pleasure of my particular elect, as well as to that of the company, he came to me, and saluting me very tenderly, with a flattering eagerness, put me in mind of the compliances my presence there authorized the hopes of, and at the same time repeated to me, that if all this force of example had not surmounted any repugnance I might have to concur with the humours and desires of the company, that though the play was bespoke for my benefit, and great as his own private.
  68. And now, as the objection which she had represented as an invincible one, to me lying the first night at his lodgings (which were studiously calculated for freedom of intrigues), on the account of my maiden fears and terrors, at the thought of going to a gentleman's chambers, and being alone with him in bed, was surmounted, she pretended to persuade me, in favour to him, that I should go there to him, whenever he pleased, and still keep up all the necessary appearances of working with her, that I might not lose, with my character, the prospect of getting a good husband, and at the same time her house would be kept safer from scandal.
  69. And, indeed, it required but one glance at Mademoiselle Danglars to comprehend the justness of Morcerf's remark—she was beautiful, but her beauty was of too marked and decided a character to please a fastidious taste; her hair was raven black, but its natural waves seemed somewhat rebellious; her eyes, of the same color as her hair, were surmounted by well-arched brows, whose great defect, however, consisted in an almost habitual frown, while her whole physiognomy wore that expression of firmness and decision so little in accordance with the gentler attributes of her sex—her nose was precisely what a sculptor would have chosen for a chiselled Juno.
  70. The ship was a stupendous sight, eighty feet in length, the largest boat that had ever been seen in these waters, surely an artefact of the gods, this made it slightly longer than Coatl’s original Raven, the twelve foot high prow was surmounted by a large intricately carved black ravens head, along both sides of the longship decorated shields protected the rowers benches from the splashing sea, the mast was set just forward of the centre and the great steering board was located on the right hand side near the ten foot high stern, Coatl said this side of the boat was called the starboard side and the left hand side not having a board was called the port side because not having a board to foul the pier you tied the boat with the port side to the land, a raised platform allowed the crew to handle the steering board, this raised platform could be also used as a vantage point for ten archers in the event of attack, and it allowed room underneath for the captain and the officers to sleep and maintain control of the steering, a similar platform at the bow allowed the crew the same shared accommodation.
  71. Not to inherit by right of primogeniture, gavelkind or borough English, or possess in perpetuity an extensive demesne of a sufficient number of acres, roods and perches, statute land measure (valuation 42 pounds), of grazing turbary surrounding a baronial hall with gatelodge and carriage drive nor, on the other hand, a terracehouse or semidetached villa, described as Rus in Urbe or Qui si sana , but to purchase by private treaty in fee simple a thatched bungalowshaped 2 storey dwellinghouse of southerly aspect, surmounted by vane and lightning conductor, connected with the earth, with porch covered by parasitic plants (ivy or Virginia creeper), halldoor, olive green, with smart carriage finish and neat doorbrasses, stucco front with gilt tracery at eaves and gable, rising, if possible, upon a gentle eminence with agreeable prospect from balcony with stone pillar parapet over unoccupied and unoccupyable interjacent pastures and standing in 5 or 6 acres of its own ground, at such a distance from the nearest public thoroughfare as to render its houselights visible at night above and through a quickset hornbeam hedge of topiary cutting, situate at a given point not less than 1 statute mile from the periphery of the metropolis, within a time limit of not more than 15 minutes from tram or train line (e.
  72. There has been the royal sceptre surmounted by a fleur-de-lys, there has been the imperial sceptre surmounted by a globe,.
  1. On the contrary to what is claimed, Al’lah’s messenger (cpth) surmounts them at all times.

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