excelling (part of speech: verb)
- He was beloved by his friends, but rather in his pleasures than in his labours, and he was a friend of men of letters, and especially of all those who were studying his own art in the hope of excelling in it; and although he had not troubled to acquire for himself what he desired for others, he never ceased to advise others to work diligently. - "The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)", Giorgio Vasari.
- He did not notice anything; and when his sister, surprised at his sitting posture, whispered to him of her surprise, he started quickly, and next time the congregation arose he was the first upon his feet, mingling his voice with that of Alice Johnson and even excelling her in the loudness of his reading! - "Bad Hugh", Mary Jane Holmes.
- Undoubtedly, as a warrior, he was deserving of every military praise, excelling not only in vigour of mind, but likewise in strength of body. - "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.