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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""Samsung and RedOne hope to spread an inspiring and positive message through this initiative, a hymn to inner strength and surpassing oneself and a call to believe in one's abilities and surpass oneself to realize one's most unlikely dreams," said the company."We, along with Redone, promise a sequel to this campaign that will be more than just a message and visuals, but actions that change people's lives for the better.
A French philosopher who praised risk-taking died while saving drowning children: "When there really is a danger that must be faced in order to survive," Anne Dufourmantelle said in a 2015 interview, "there is a strong incentive for action, dedication and surpassing oneself."
Finally, the GRAND CARRERA Calibre 17 RS chronograph, which was behind the RS2 version presented earlier, expresses a luxurious vision of sporting passion, illustrating with undeniable panache the fact that surpassing oneself does not necessarily involve smelling of engine oil.
``My story is an example of perseverance, of passion for football and surpassing oneself.
And at the personal level, `Creativity is linked with precariousness but security in life goes against surpassing oneself.'