excelling (part of speech: verb)
overrunning (part of speech: verb)
- He wondered whether the innate conviction of equality, the deep, underlying sense of a common humanity transcending all social and civic pretences, was what gave their theatrical effect to the shows of deference from low to high, and of condescension from high to low. - "Their Silver Wedding Journey", William Dean Howells.
- It is, like the State, embodied history; and as such lives with its own life, a life transcending and embracing that of the individual souls of which it is built. - "The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day", Evelyn Underhill.
- Every self- transcending passion has in it a divine promise and pledge; even the passion of the senses if it has hidden within it one spark of self- annihilating love may be the salvation of a soul. - "Robert Browning", Edward Dowden.