Hypertext Webster Gateway: "surpassed"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Surpass \Sur*pass"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surpassed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Surpassing}.] [F. surpasser; sur over + passer to
pass. See {Sur-}, and {Pass}.]
To go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel.

This would surpass Common revenge and interrupt his
joy. --Milton.

Syn: To exceed; excel; outdo; outstrip.

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