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exceeding    : [ɪks'idɪŋ]
Exceed \Ex*ceed"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exceeded}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Exceeding}.] [L. excedere, excessum, to go away or
beyond; ex out cedere to go, to pass: cf. F. exc['e]der.
See {Cede}.]
To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit
or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good
and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk,
stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds
another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours.
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Name the time, but let it not
Exceed three days. --Shak.
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Observes how much a chintz exceeds mohair. --Pope.

Syn: To outdo; surpass; excel; transcend; outstrip; outvie;
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Exceeding \Ex*ceed"ing\, a.
More than usual; extraordinary; more than sufficient;
measureless. "The exceeding riches of his grace." --Eph. ii.
7. -- {Ex*ceed"ing*ness}, n. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
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Exceeding \Ex*ceed"ing\, adv.
In a very great degree; extremely; exceedingly. [Archaic. It
is not joined to verbs.] "The voice exceeding loud." --Keble.
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His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow.
--Mark ix. 3.
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The Genoese were exceeding powerful by sea. --Sir W.
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