• WordNet 3.6
    • adj exceeding far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree "a night of exceeding darkness","an exceptional memory","olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy","the young Mozart's prodigious talents"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The speed of sound must be exceeded to produce a sonic boom.
    • adv Exceeding In a very great degree; extremely; exceedingly. "The voice exceeding loud.""His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow.""The Genoese were exceeding powerful by sea."
    • a Exceeding More than usual; extraordinary; more than sufficient; measureless. "The exceeding riches of his grace."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Only 3 words in the English language end in "ceed": "proceed," "exceed," and "succeed."
    • n exceeding The amount by which anything exceeds a recognized limit; excess; overplus.
    • exceeding Very great in extent, quantity, or duration; remarkably large or extensive.
    • exceeding Surpassing; remarkable for beauty, etc.
    • exceeding In a very great degree; unusually: as, exceeding rich.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hawaii is the only state in the United States where male life expectancy exceeds 70 years. Hawaii also leads all states in life expectancy in general, with an average of 73.6 years for both males and females.
    • p.adj Exceeding surpassing, excessive
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  • Walter Russell
    Walter Russell
    “When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.”
  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    “No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.”
  • Richard Thalheimer
    Richard Thalheimer
    “People expect a certain reaction from a business and when you pleasantly exceed those expectations, you've somehow passed an important psychological threshold.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Rarely do the followers exceed the expectations of the leaders.”
  • Robert Browning
    “A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's heaven for?”
  • Lewis H. Lapham
    “The supply of government exceeds demand.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ex, beyond, cedĕre, cessum, to go.


In literature:

The stars are exceedingly keen, but only a few can shine in the intensity of moonlight.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
It seldom exceeds a foot in height.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
He was exceedingly anxious to pose as the conqueror of France.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
But yes, Mademoiselle Mermillon was exceedingly well known there!
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
These bats are exceeding strong on the wing.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The Fifth avenue front will be exceedingly beautiful.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
It is in one sense a healthy wind, as, being exceedingly dry and hot, it destroys many injurious germs of disease.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
But as L can never exceed 7, the number x will always exceed L after the first seven years of the era.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
We were exceedingly uncomfortable.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
The project was exceedingly unpopular, and was bitterly denounced on every hand, says Barnes.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
I have exceeded the speed of light.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
The boys of the Sixth Ohio are exceedingly jubilant; the entire regiment has been allowed a furlough for six days.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
We were always such exceedingly good friends, you know.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
A second characteristic of the mammalian dentition is the limited number of the teeth, which rarely exceeds fifty-four.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
When carefully baked by the same process, it becomes crisp and exceedingly agreeable to the taste.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
On the pay rolls it did not exceed this.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Occasionally we were favored with a level prairie never exceeding two miles in extent.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
Even through loose sands beneath the beds of rivers it sometimes does not exceed a fifth of a mile a year.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
These latter are exceedingly rich, and two ounces were considered an ordinary yield for a day's work.
"History of the State of California" by John T. Frost
The descent in the east to the Jordan valley is exceedingly steep and rocky.
"Biblical Geography and History" by Charles Foster Kent

In poetry:

Not half so high his power hath spread
The starry heav'ns above our head,
As his rich love exceeds our praise,
Exceeds the highest hopes we raise.
"Psalm 103 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Let him embrace my soul, and prove
Mine interest in his heav'nly love;
The voice that tells me, "Thou art mine,"
Exceeds the blessings of the vine.
"Hymn 66" by Isaac Watts
Thy light and truth shall guide me still,
Thy word shall my best thoughts employ,
And lead me to thine heav'nly hill,
My God, my most exceeding joy.
"Psalm 42 part 2" by Isaac Watts
POLONIA. Speak as we go whatever be your thought,
Still following where I lead,
For I a sight that doth all sights exceed
Will bring you here to see.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Nay, she hath other portion besides pain
Through these unlovely days of less and more,
She follows after, for exceeding gain,
One Who has gone before.
"A Sick-Bed Confirmation " by Samuel John Stone
"And sure," he cried, "you'll own at last
Your boasted power by mine exceeded:
Say, wretched boy, now all is past,
How little she your efforts heeded.
"Cupid and Plutus" by William Shenstone

In news:

Cooper Lighting's series of Metalux fluorescent retrofit kits are designed to exceed today's energy needs and guidelines while improving light quality.
HBC is vying for a contract that specifies an initial purchase of 75 aircraft and options for follow-on orders that could eventually exceed 100 aircraft.
US digital music sales will rise to $3.4 billion this year, exceeding the $3.38 billion in revenue from CDs and vinyl, Strategy Analytics said in a report last week.
FCC Will Exceed 2015 Target of Freeing Up 300 MHz of Spectrum.
Incoming freshman class can exceed last year's.
Both campaigns are trying to set standards low -- sometimes comically -- so their candidate looks good if he manages to exceed them.
Buyout for all coaches could exceed $11 million.
4th trotter ever to exceed $2 million in year.
Though we love the busy feeling of a good floral print, there's something exceedingly refreshing about paring patterns down come spring.
Nanocavity lasers exceed 100 GHz modulation speeds.
The Richard Boyce Inflatable Suspenders Memorial Fund has raised more than $28,000 so far, exceeding the goal of $20,000, with donations still coming in from around the globe, organizer Randa Szymanski said this week.
The cost of cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy is likely to exceed $100,000 and could continue to rise, officials said.
Two City Council candidates exceeded the 400-word limit total for eight questions in the "Candidates address the issues" story on The News Messenger Sept 27 front page.
There are an estimated 25 million golfers in the United States, and with the recent surge in the sport's popularity, that figure should exceed 27 million by the end of the year.
Leffingwell says McCracken grossly exceeds out-of-town contributions.

In science:

Outside of R ∼ Reff , the line-of-sight velocity dispersion of the metal-poor GCs exceeds that of their metal-rich counterparts by ∼ 50%.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
The point is that if an eigenvalue of J exceeds 1, the naive fixed point h(1) = 1 turns unstable, signalling supercriticality of the branching process.
Random Graphs with Hidden Color
If the actual fi in the equilibrium solution exceeds fi,crit , then the radial force is directed opposite to the displacement, i.e., the shell is stable (or overstable).
Trapped Protostellar Winds and their Breakout
In practice, the difference between τ and τ◦ is exceedingly small.
Trapped Protostellar Winds and their Breakout
Our results make it clear, in any case, that the true behavior during the trapped wind phase is exceedingly complex.
Trapped Protostellar Winds and their Breakout
Thus, the degree of hf in does not exceed 1 2 wt(f ), which implies that (5.4) has a limit as n → ∞.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
By (7.10), kν k′ does not exceed k , and there are 3 possible cases: • kν k′ = kν k = k .
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
This means that in the frame of adopted assumptions the rise of the power during the first 10 seconds cannot exceed noticeably a factor of 1.5.
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
Whatever swaps we perform, |δ(y ) − δ(x)| may not exceed χ(e).
Random Surfaces
Waves in the fluid, sound waves [181, 184], surface waves [165] or light waves [34, 111, 164] are trapped when the flow exceeds the speed of the wave in the medium, the speed of sound or the effective speed of light, for example.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
The horizon is the place where the flow speed u exceeds the speed of light in the medium, c′ .
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
Of course it can not be exceeded but algorithms which run as fast as it may be written.
Permutation Generation: Two New Permutation Algorithms
However, direct substitution of (29) into (30) shows that the gravitational friction term exceeds other contributions for x & xc .
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
For the v=1 masers the stimulated emission rate R is likely to exceed the Zeeman splitting gΩ due to any plausible magnetic field; in this case the maser polarization need not correlate with the field direction.
Magnetic Field Morphology of Orion-IRc2 from 86 GHz SiO Maser Polarization Images
As the maser intensity increases and R exceeds gΩ, the calculations also show that the fractional polarization decreases.
Magnetic Field Morphology of Orion-IRc2 from 86 GHz SiO Maser Polarization Images