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rise above something

 
1. Lit. to move up above something. The huge sun rose above the horizon and spread its red glow across the sea.
2. Fig. [for one] to ignore petty matters and do what one is meant to do in spite of them. He was able to rise above the squabbling and bring some sense to the proceedings. Jane was never able to rise above her petty dislikes.
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rise above something

to not allow something unpleasant to influence you She rose above personal tragedy by following the principles of self-reliance, discipline, and education. Phillips had little hope of rising above poverty.
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rise above

v.
1. To move upward above something: The balloon rose above the trees.
2. To extend upward; be prominent over something: The tower rises above the hill.
3. To be superior to something or someone: Her performance rises above that of her peers.
4. To adopt a better attitude in order to avoid being burdened or concerned with something: He rose above the silly arguing among his classmates and thought of his own ideas.
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Rita Owens, supported by her daughter Queen Latifah, share their story through the Rise Above Heart Failure initiative to inspire others to take action and get heart healthy.
We've had so many ups and downs throughout our lives and our careers, as everyone has, but he would always say 'just rise above it' and do your talking on track.
Rise Above is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 2009 to respond to the growing need to give youth in foster care opportunities that will give them a sense of normalcy, provide comfort and build self-esteem.
The RAF Valley Rise Above the Rest Programme is about inspiration; it's about determination and it's about saying to yourself that you want more from life and aren't afraid to go out and get it," said Valley's Training Officer, Flt Lt Steve Riley, who recreated the epic Scott Polar Expedition earlier this year.
So much for the hope that the mayor would rise above the political shenanigans on this issue.
Such a foundation may well foster experimentation, but some of the works in the show, like Waiting, a clearly readable image of an Energizer Bunny-like toy blurred by movement, are too literal to rise above their sources.
Technically consumable, with sections for readers to jot down notes and insights, Life is a Game and You Can Play It offers simple wisdom combined with the power of optimism and learning to rise above the setbacks of life.
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This is said to be advantageous in that the forklift tines do not rise above the frame and thus can be used anywhere the discharge can fit without having several feet of overhead clearance, according to the company.
Charles hoped to bury the controversy in which he was accused of saying people should not rise above their station.
I really do hope that President Bush will now rise above that and set an example of free trade around the world showing he understands that globalisation does not mean Americanisation.
You have to rise above what was going on out there and play your football.
The dollar's rise above 104 yen follows a trend seen in New York overnight, where the dollar rose above 104 yen on position-adjustment buying ahead of the release of the Bank of Japan's closely watched quarterly Tankan business sentiment survey due out Thursday and U.
She draws heavily on the sin of aseity, the belief that one can rise above God, or--in the environmentalist framework--that one can rise above nature.
How does the wisdom of Yoda apply to health care systems trying to rise above the health care status quo?