Usage examples for surmounted

  1. But the Texan horses are strong, as their riders are skilful; the obstacle is surmounted and the Rangers at length escape from their prolonged and irksome imprisonment. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. His gaze remaining fixed and fascinated on this object, distinguished at last a dark face with two gleaming eyes surmounted by horns. – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  3. An odd figure, tall, spare, loosely jointed, surmounted by a pale parchment face, which showed a somewhat protruding chin, a long and delicate nose, and fine brows under a strange overhanging mass of fair hair. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. These conditions made the scheme an experiment; and in the meantime the difficulty of the workmen was surmounted by giving them everything. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  5. Once, following the direction she had seen him take in the morning, she came to an open space in a nut copse, further shut in by huge yew trees, in the centre of which stood a stone pedestal surmounted by a small bronze figure of a youthful Pan. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  6. They passed between two massive pillars of stone surmounted by winged hour- glasses. – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  7. On the afternoon of the following day the two- horse wagon, surmounted by the hay- rack, went into the barn again and again with its fragrant burden; but at last Amy was aroused from her book by a heavy vibration of thunder. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  8. He surmounted innumerable difficulties, which both nature and man interposed to arrest his progress; and finally, through a dense and almost endless forest, he suddenly gratified his vision with the majestic Mississippi. – Eight days in New Orleans in February, 1847 by Albert James Pickett
  9. Difficulties, however, are made to be surmounted – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  10. A chair, brought from some cottage in the neighborhood, surmounted the stage. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  11. She was so taken by surprise by the ease with which he had surmounted a difficult moment that she suffered him to take her hand and to depart without the slightest resistance. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  12. But these difficulties applied also in a measure to the defenders, and might perhaps have been surmounted by full use of naval aid. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  13. Their capitals are surmounted with crouching animals, twin elephants, a sphinx and lion, twin tigers, all beautifully carved through in places broken; while above them the main walls of the cave rise steep into a pointed vault, the centre of which is some twenty- four feet from the ground- floor. – By-Ways of Bombay by S. M. Edwardes, C.V.O.
  14. If this objection is surmounted there remains another from the side of general method. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  15. A boundary- that is, an obstacle to travel- has this further feature, that the point at which it is crossed- that is, the point at which the obstacle is surmounted is certain to become a point of strategic and often of commercial importance. – The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc
  16. A board fence composed of three boards four inches wide, with a space between the ground and the first board of about three inches, and a three or four inch space between the boards, the whole being surmounted by a barbed or plain wire or two makes a very satisfactory goat fence. – Practical Angora Goat Raising by C. P. Bailey
  17. He thought of the perils he had run, the difficulties he had surmounted – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  18. One of his monks, however, named Felix, refused to quit his cave that is now shown, and in which he died perhaps, in an inaccessible cliff that is surmounted by a cross. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  19. It was inevitable but it can be surmounted – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  20. I followed the line downwards; it ended beside the porch surmounted by a little statue, at which I had seen the two men enter. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman