Record prices for the metal that were once unimaginable are exceeded each new trading day.
He had ambitions and ideas that exceeded the superficiality of his industry.
And true to form, right away, Hillary exceeded even her biggest admirers' expectations.
late 14c., from Old French exceder (14c.) "exceed, surpass, go too far," from Latin excedere "depart, go beyond, be in excess, surpass," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + cedere "go, yield" (see cede).
Related: Exceeded; exceeding. Exceedingly (late 15c.) means "very greatly or very much;" excessively (mid-15c.) means "too greatly or too much."