The book was open at a hymn not ill adapted to their situation, and in which the poet, no longer goaded by his desire to excel
the inspired King of Israel, had discovered some chastened and respectable powers.
You will thus see how much my ships excel
all others, and what magnificent oarsmen my sailors are.
Order whatever you like for supper -- the only thing I specify is one of those pies; and tell the confectioner that I will promise him my custom if he excels
this time in his pies -- not only now, but when I leave my prison.
You pick the things for what they can excel
in--for what they can excel
Then Pallas Minerva put valour into the heart of Diomed, son of Tydeus, that he might excel
all the other Argives, and cover himself with glory.
These females are passionately fond of dancing, and in the wild grace and spirit of the style excel
everything I have ever seen.
Twas there I got my taste, which, you must have often seen, is excel
As the Indians of the plains who depend upon the chase are bold and expert riders, and pride themselves upon their horses, so these piscatory tribes of the coast excel
in the management of canoes, and are never more at home than when riding upon the waves.
He was peculiarly qualified for, and already began to excel
in, the wild accomplishments of frontier life.
They that desire to excel
in too many matters, out of levity and vain glory, are ever envious.
Is it in French alone, monsieur, that you excel
, or are you, perhaps, a great linguist?
Only at evening, as he returns from the chase, he sounds his note, playing sweet and low on his pipes of reed: not even she could excel
him in melody -- that bird who in flower-laden spring pouring forth her lament utters honey-voiced song amid the leaves.