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surpass (someone or something) in (something)

To do better than someone or something else in some activity, aspect, or deed. I trained her in this profession, and she surpassed me in it faster than I could have ever anticipated. The new model surpasses its predecessor in the sharpness of its camera's images, but beyond that, there's isn't much new to write home about.
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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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The bright, ringing tenor of Andrea Care in the title role complemented the darker but surpassingly lyrical baritone of Brett Polegato as Rodrigo.
"This collection is full of shivers and frissons, some surpassingly strange, like the image of unborn apples existing as liquid in the 'gnarled, knotty, nearly human arms of apple trees.' ...
Morain so facilely divides, at least in this passage, the natural world from some purportedly non-natural one seems to me surpassingly odd.
The poorest national Board was, not surpassingly, Zimbabwe Cricket ( ZC), which showed a net worth of a mere $ 31,655.
Socrates: How could superlative wisdom not seem surpassingly beautiful?
Barry Fell reinvented them in 1974, yet now, a few pages later, they're surpassingly famous.
(68.) I think it is surpassingly difficult to argue that the
To top it off, Londoners apparently have camels, "pure white," and also ride in ivory chariots drawn by surpassingly swift horses (Dunsany 62).
On first meeting, Jane Blumenthal comes across as being all business, and this impression can last quite a while, because she is surpassingly good at her business.
Helmet's touch is probing but surpassingly gentle in the way it allows these three flawed, fundamentally decent individuals to wound each other without ever devolving into mean-spirited recriminations.
The simple process of maintaining the present civilization is surpassingly complex and requires incalculable subtleties.
Channing (worthy to be mentioned with Fenelon) preached last Sunday, a surpassingly glorious sermon, and one which I think you all would have liked particularly.
He remembered "that great throng of educated men, thickly sprinkled with the gray heads of the brightest and greatest names of the nation, bent reverently before the surpassingly venerable form of their great teacher." (18) At the end of his speech, Nott gave them a charge:
Unfortunately, for Teddy at least, they benefited from having some surpassingly raw source material from which to draw their lyrical content and Richard's deathless guitar playing at their disposal.
yes!--but, oh, our human rose is fair Surpassingly! Lose calmly Love's great bliss, When the renew'd forever of a kiss Sounds thro' the listless hurricane of hair!