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exceed (someone or something) by (something)

To surpass or outshine something by a certain amount. Well, Greg got the promotion because the quality of his work exceeded yours by a great degree.
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exceed (someone or something) in (something)

To surpass or outshine something in some action or trait. Well, Greg got the promotion because his work really exceeded yours in quality.
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exceed someone or something by something

to surpass someone or something by some amount. Wally exceeded his quota by two hundred. He exceeded Larry by a large amount.
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exceed someone or something in something

to surpass someone or something in something. Tom exceeds Walter in athletic ability. Ralph exceeded the Rock of Gibraltar in hardheadedness.
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33,750 for unmarried individuals, less 25 percent of AMTI exceeding $112,500 (no exemption if AMTI is $247,500 or more); or
170(f)(12), added by American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 Section 884(a), contributions of motor vehicles, boats and airplanes exceeding $500 in claimed value are disallowed, unless the taxpayer attaches the donee's contemporaneous written acknowledgment of the gift to the return claiming the contribution (for details, see Nissenbaum, "Significant Individual Provisions of the AJCA," TTA, February 2005, p.
s electric powerplants operating in the Southland that are exceeding their pollution limits.
the accounting firm that succeeds by exceeding -- exceeding client expectations and exceeding industry standard service levels -- Tuesday announced that it is growing with the acquisition of another respected Tucson firm, and streamlining its name to reflect its continuing commitment to value and customer service.
The tests also found 48 percent showed significant levels of arsenic, with 6 percent exceeding the federal limit of 10 parts per billion.
Thus, when possible, a corporation should consider accelerating or deferring income between tax years to avoid exceeding the $7.
Any employer who has a workplace covered by the new standard must assess whether any employee may be exposed to lead - without using a respirator - at levels exceeding 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air averaged over an 8 hour period.
Capital improvements exceeding $3,000 are not included in the acquired property's basis.
It found that 21 percent of the 11,600 homes sampled last winter--or more than one home in every five--had levels of the naturally occurring radioactive gas exceeding EPA's "action level' of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/l) of air.
Meanwhile, last year the San Joaquin Valley had the most days - 82 - exceeding the nation's new ozone limit, which measures ozone levels over eight hours and is designed to protect against health problems associated with breathing low levels of ozone over a long period of time.
According to Alexandra Teitz, minority counsel for the House Committee on Government Reform, 73% of one set of water samples from Washington homes exceeded the action level, with numerous samples exceeding 100 ppb and some exceeding 300 ppb.
1 million, exceeding last year's annual sales total of $3,057,657.