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rise above something

phrasal verb with rise  us   /rɑɪz/ verb (past tense rose  /roʊz/ , past participle risen  /ˈrɪz·ən/ )
to not allow something unpleasant to influence your behavior: She rose above the personal tragedy in her life and became a senator.
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