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exceed (someone or something) by (something)

To surpass or outshine someone or 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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In the daytime the equivalent NLL was exceeded by 2 dBA in the 1st measurement location and by 3 dBA in the 3rd measurement location where the noise level was predetermined by the traffic of 940 cars and 46 heavy vehicles.
On dual carriageways the 'top' speed time was 6am to 7am when 51% exceeded the limit, while on single carriageways the worst time was midnight to 4am when 24% went over the limit
In addition, state survey agencies exceeded by 1.8% the federal government's requirement that they conduct at least 10% of nursing home surveys during off-hours.
Furthermore, due to the relatively low cost per share of five-year premium options, the program was able to meet the "wealth transfer as a percentage of shareholder value" guidelines used by Institutional Shareholder Services, even though the option reserve exceeded 10 percent of outstanding shares.
The sand reclamation system has exceeded expectations.
Last summer, New York City's air exceeded the federal 1-hour smog-ozone standard of 120 parts per billion on 42 occasions, or an average of about once every two days.
Because ABC's adjusted basis in its property ($2.4 million) exceeded the property's FMV ($1.8 million) by more than $250,000 at the time of C's sale to D, the Sec.
The Temiscamgue plant exceeded suspended solids formula 10 times in one day, Dottori says.
Of the wells surveyed, 75% exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) arsenic standard of 10 [micro]g/L, and 53% exceeded the Bangladeshi standard of 50 [micro]g/L.
On major, non-urban single carriageway roads, 76 per cent of articulated heavy goods vehicles exceeded their 40mph limit (28 per cent by more than 10mph)
Judge Wendt stated that a landlord could not simply abandon his building once the cost of repair exceeded the building's value.
Before 1997, individuals could deduct the cost of health insurance only if they itemized and their total medical expenses exceeded 7 1/2% of adjusted gross income.
When the average of the thermocouples is 538[degrees]C, or any individual thermocouple exceeds 649[degree]C, then the test failure criteria has been exceeded. For walls, partitions and panels the failure criteria is when the average unexposed side temperature is 121 [degrees]C plus ambient.
This exceeded the time required for economic viability.