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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Excel \Ex*cel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Excelling.] [L. excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; cf. F. exceller. See Culminate, Column.] 1. To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense. [1913 Webster] Excelling others, these were great; Thou, greater still, must these excel. --Prior. [1913 Webster] I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness. --Eccl. ii. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To exceed or go beyond; to surpass. [1913 Webster] She opened; but to shut Excelled her power; the gates wide open stood. --Milton. [1913 Webster]




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