- 1Overcome (a difficulty or obstacle): all manner of cultural differences were surmountedMore example sentences
- While a poor production can easily reduce a great play to disordered rubbish, it's a bit more difficult for a fine production to surmount the obstacles presented by an absurdly tangled script.
- The scavenger molecules, when added to the bulk, also find it difficult to surmount this barrier and pick up the proton from the protein surface.
- Moreover, a syndicate bank will find it difficult to surmount the usual exclusion clauses and disclaimers inserted in the documentation.
- 2Stand or be placed on top of: the tomb was surmounted by a sculptured angelMore example sentences
- An altar surmounted by an urn stands on a high podium in front of the ruins of the Basilica of Maxentius.
- This, along with certain features of its design, has led to the conjecture that it was intended to surmount a tomb on which more facts would have been inscribed but that this part of the plan was abandoned.
- If you keep heading upwards then sooner or later you'll reach the jewel that surmounts Alfama's crown.
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- Given enough identifiers, every spam attack is surmountable.
- You inspire us to know that all obstacles of human achievement and progress are surmountable.
- A four-point deficit would not have been surmountable, especially with the aid of the wind on the turnover but an injury time goal had a devastating effect on the Ballyfin girls.