Usage examples for surmounted

  1. The other captains accompanied him, each of them bearing a banner with a green cross depicted upon it, and with the initials of Ferdinand and Isabella surmounted by their respective crowns- a device that well expressed the loyalty and devotion of Columbus, and had been chosen by him. – The Life of Columbus by Arthur Helps
  2. The doctor was really a children's doctor, but he was summoned and came: already nearly grey on the temples, with a drooping moustache, surmounted by a nose which was rather too flat at the bottom, clean- shaven otherwise and with cheeks rather sore from shaving. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  3. The pillar was surmounted by a gilt urn. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster