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20 / 11 / 2008

RISE EXPRESSIONS-2: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we look at another expression with the verb to RISE.

Today's expression is: to rise above something

Meaning 1: to not be affected or limited by problems, insults, etc.

Example 1:
Helen Keller had the courage and determination to rise above her physical disabilities.

Meaning 2: to be wise and intelligent enough not to do something wrong or not to think the same as other people.

Example 2:
Many Americans rose above their prejudice and voted for Barack Obama.

Meaning 3: to be of a higher standard than other things of a similar kind.

Example 3:
John's work always rises above the work of the others in the office, which is why he has been promoted to vice president.

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