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- n. The act of superating or surmounting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The apparent passing of one planet by another, in consequence of the more rapid movement in longitude of the latter.
- n. The act or process of surmounting; an overcoming.
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Then there are the "superation" loser stories. they may be humored as well as reality-based, although then to be the later.
It was coffee and not wine that I drank, but I fable all the same that I saw reflected in this superb and artistic superation of the difficulties of dancing in that unfriendly foot-gear, something of the same genius that combated and vanquished the elements, to build its home upon sea-washed sands in marble structures of airy and stately splendor, and gave to architecture new glories full of eternal surprise.
Some even advance to superation, leaving pits filled with pus; many scabs fall off like bran, while others adhere closely to the skin.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.