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rise above sth

verb uk phrasal verb with rise   /raɪz/ (rose, risen) us  
to not allow something bad to affect your behaviour or upset you: He rose above his pain/bad luck/difficulties.Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduringSelf-control and moderation
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