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01. The [surface] of the ocean often looks very rough, but once you go underwater it is quite calm.
02. Franz Xavier Kroetz once said that language exists only on the [surface] of our consciousness. The great human struggles are played out in silence, and in the ability to express oneself.
03. The first man to walk on the [surface] of the moon was American Neil Armstrong.
04. The ozone acts as a protective layer over the [surface] of our planet.
05. On the [surface], San Diego seems like a fairly rich city, but actually there are a lot of people here who have a hard time making ends meet.
06. The young boy dove into the water, and [surfaced] a few seconds later with a beautiful shell in his hand.
07. When the scandal [surfaced], the President was forced to resign.
08. There is a Sephardic proverb which says that truth rises to the [surface] like olive oil.
09. There is a German proverb which states that wine makes secrets float to the [surface].
10. Clay court, hard court, and grass are the three types of tennis court playing [surfaces].
11. A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than the 6,000 degrees centigrade found at the [surface] of the sun.
12. If all the water in the atmosphere at any one time was to fall as rain, it would cover the entire Earth's [surface] to a depth of an inch.
13. The women's movement in the U.S. [surfaced] in the 1960s.
14. Many helpful plants which are now used in our society [surfaced] when the cultures of the world started to share trade and knowledge of natural medicines.
15. The planet Venus has a [surface] temperature of over 860 degrees F.
16. The island of Australia covers 5.2% of the land [surface] of the world.
17. Earthquakes cause the greatest damage when they occur near the [surface] of the Earth.
18. On July 20, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the [surface] of the moon.
19. The typical [surface] of the planet earth is not our continental land masses but the ocean floor.
20. The [surface] fluids on our planet are in constant motion.
21. Someone once said that character is like the foundation of a house - it is below the [surface].

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  • surface — [ syrfas ] n. f. • 1611; superface 1521; lat. superficies → superficie; de sur et face 1 ♦ Partie extérieure (d un corps), qui le limite en tous sens. ⇒ face. La surface de la Terre, la surface terrestre. À la surface du sol. « une surface pure… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Surface — Sur face , n. [F. See {Sur }, and {Face}, and cf. {Superficial}.] 1. The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; one of the limits that bound a solid, esp. the upper face; superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surface — [sʉr′fis] n. [Fr < sur (see SUR 1) + face,FACE, based on L superficies] 1. a) the outer face, or exterior, of an object b) any of the faces of a solid c) the area or extent of such a face …   English World dictionary

  • surface — 1610s, from Fr. surface outermost boundary of anything, outside part (16c.), from O.Fr. sur above + face (see FACE (Cf. face)). Patterned on L. superficies surface (see SUPERFICIAL (Cf. superficial)). The verb meaning come to the surface is first …   Etymology dictionary

  • surface — ► NOUN 1) the outside part or uppermost layer of something. 2) the upper limit of a body of liquid. 3) outward appearance as distinct from less obvious aspects. ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or occurring on the surface. 2) (of transportation) by sea …   English terms dictionary

  • Surface — Sur face, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surfaced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surfacing}.] 1. To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain. [1913 Webster] 2. To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surface — [adj] external apparent, covering, depthless, exterior, facial, outer, outside, outward, shallow, shoal, superficial, top; concepts 485,583 Ant. central, core, inside, interior, middle surface [n] external part of something area, cover, covering …   New thesaurus

  • surface — Surface. subst. f. L exterieur, le dehors d un corps. Surface platte, unie, raboteuse. la surface de la terre …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Surface — Sur face, v. i. 1. To rise from the depths of a liquid to the surface; as, the submarine surfaced to recharge its batteries. [PJC] 2. To become known or public; said of information. [PJC] 3. To show up, as a person who was in hiding; as, he… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surface — (fr., spr. Sürfahs), die Oberfläche …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • surface — index bare, cursory, dimension, emerge, issue (send forth), ostensible, side, superficial …   Law dictionary