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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Consider, as an example, the first stanza of this sonnet: "Raro humilde sujeto, que levantas / A tan excelsa cumbre la belleza, / Que en ella se excedio naturaleza / A si misma, y al cielo la adelantas." In Grossman's version, this becomes: "Singular, humble creature who elevates / beauty to sublimity so exalted / that in it all nature surpasses herself / and you outdistance even highest heaven" (252-53).
Mariko Tamaki established herself as an acute chronicler of the lives of teen girls with her 2008 novel Skim, and she surpasses herself with (you) set me on fire.
THIS witty sitcom romps on as Jen surpasses herself in the blagging stakes by pretending she can speak Italian.
She surpasses herself in this novel and has given us a reading experience that can transform the soul." ANTH ONY S.
One of Edith Piaf's signature songs was "Non, je ne regrette Hen," and discerning viewers worldwide are unlikely to regret buying a ticket to biopic "La Vie en rose." Versatile, always spot-on thesp Marion Cotillard surpasses herself as the waiflike French songbird whose personal traumas fueled her art.
Portman whose appearance that still maintains the innocence and glimmer she always had in her eyes and that hasn't changed much surpasses herself as an actress.
TINA REILLY surpasses herself in her latest novel, a look at sibling rivalry and the difficulties of having children with a mind and mouth of their own.
In this haunting road movie, Toni Collette surpasses herself, plumbing such raw and intense emotions you'll find yourself gasping for breath.
In Sue Brooks' haunting road movie, the Australian leading lady surpasses herself, plumbing such raw and intense emotions you'll find yourself gasping for breath.
Now in this haunting road movie, theAustralian leading lady surpasses herself,plumbing such raw and intense emotions you'll find yourself gasping for breath.
In Sue Brooks' haunting road movie, the Australian leading lady surpasses herself,plumbing such raw and intense emotions, you'll find yourself gasping for breath.
Worst outfit of the week Macy once again surpasses herself in a voluminous vision of scarlet frills
Leanne surpasses herself when her inept management style means Bev's bar faces closure.