surpass (oneself)

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surpass (oneself)

To do better in some activity or deed than one has ever been able to accomplish. The president has surpassed himself with this State of the Union address, delivering one of the most powerful and inspiring speeches in recent memory. Congratulations, team, each and everyone of you surpassed yourselves on this project!
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surpass oneself

To do the best that one ever has done at a given activity.
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As we head off on our tour, he jokes: "There's more drama with people here than with the animals!" For someone who needs giant tweezers to feed my son's gecko, I surpassed myself when it came to feeding some of the animals in the park.
Well, folks, I really surpassed myself at this week's restaurant by ordering - wait for it - a vegetarian dish.
I told you I surpassed myself. Nevertheless we got in.
But founding father and creative wellspring Robert John Godfrey is now 62 and has had more than his fair share of health problems and he said of Journey's End: "I believe that if I am finally able to get this task done, I will have surpassed myself, and if that turns out to be true, then my struggles will be over and I will have nothing left to do."
Jason said: "I was a little shaky but I came here to face a few challenges and I have surpassed myself. I feel pretty proud about it actually.
If I dare to make it public, it is because I am persuaded that I have surpassed myself in the project which I shall discuss'.
I've even surpassed myself. But there was still a bit of ego left and the book seems to round things off."
We were encouraged to be active, but I surpassed myself one day when with my friend I climbed a large tree which used to be opposite Coopers Lodge - flats have now been built on this piece of land.
I was firmly in the latter camp and judging by the phone calls I have had, I surpassed myself in the drinking stakes.