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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  Excelling  others  these  were  great;  Thou,  greater 
  still  must  these  excel.  --Prior. 
 
  I  saw  that  wisdom  excelleth  folly,  as  far  as  light 
  excelleth  darkness.  --Eccl.  ii 
  13. 
 
  2.  To  exceed  or  go  beyond;  to  surpass. 
 
  She  opened;  but  to  shut  Excelled  her  power;  the 
  gates  wide  open  stood.  --Milton. 




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