excelling (part of speech: verb)
obscuring (part of speech: verb)
- There was always a dread overshadowing him in those days of what he might have to hear. - "The Story of Jessie", Mabel Quiller-Couch.
- How can ambition thrive under the overshadowing greatness of almighty Power? - "The Portland Sketch Book", Various.
- Both from the newly discovered western world, and from the ancient abodes of oriental civilization, Spanish monopoly had long been furnishing the treasure to support Spanish tyranny, and it was the dearest object of Netherland ambition to confront their enemy in both those regions, and to clip both those overshadowing wings of his commerce at once. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1598-99", John Lothrop Motley.