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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References in classic literature ?
She had been thus all her life, but really, on this Italian tour, she was surpassing herself. So Lucy felt, or strove to feel.
Debbie Kamal followed with her first appearance in a competitive arena, surpassing herself by claiming one of the only three clear bounds of the afternoon, her smile as she left the ring simply said it all.