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ser mownt

  • v  get on top of; deal with successfully
  • v  be on top of
    The scarf surmounted the gown
  • v  reach the highest point of
  • v  be or do something to a greater degree

  • Surely, as the Obama campaign unveils Biden to the world, they are little concerned about his ability to surmount the primary hurdle that any potential vice president must get .
  • This makes it easier to legislate and easier to surmount problems.
  • On the contrary, his prayer hinted at the struggle within, how Obama is seeking divine guidance to surmount the obstacles that lie ahead of him in his lonely, awesome challenge to .
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  • Wayne Clough in FOXNews
    I know the Smithsonian has challenges,Clough said at a news conference in Washington. "We will surmount those challenges fairly quickly and move on."
  • Barack Obama in New York Times (blog)
    While prayer can buck us up when we are down, keep us calm in a storm, while prayer can stiffen our spines to surmount an obstacle - and I assure you, I'm praying a lot these days - prayer can also do something else,Mr. Obama said. "It can...

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