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Outfly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Outfly To surpass in flying; to fly beyond or faster than. "Winged with fear outflies the wind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outfly To fly beyond; fly faster than; pass or surpass by rapidity of flight; outdistance; escape by superior swiftness.
    • outfly To fly out; come suddenly into view.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outfly owt-flī′ to surpass in flying: to fly faster than: to escape by swiftness of flight.
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Usage

In literature:

Then Mnestheus bears with Gyas, and outflies: The ship, without a pilot, yields the prize.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
We could outfly and beat down those scarlet humming-birds wherever they appeared.
"The War in the Air" by Herbert George Wells
No German alive, he was assured, could outfly him, or indeed any one of the best Frenchmen.
"The World Set Free" by Herbert George Wells
Thus the trio sped through the coming of autumn dusk, outflying the fallen leaves that tumbled upon the wind.
"Penrod and Sam" by Booth Tarkington
Now I can, indeed, outfly you.
"A Journey in Other Worlds" by John Jacob Astor
How could thy soul, by realms and seas disjoined, Outfly the nimble sail, and leave the lagging wind?
"Selections From the Works of John Ruskin" by John Ruskin
The ship ain't built that could weather such an outfly as this!
"The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn" by Harry Collingwood
She can outfly anything in the air.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
How could thy soul, by realms and seas disjoined, Outfly the nimble sail, and leave the lagging wind?
"English Critical Essays" by Various
They can outfly us in that one direction, so I shall blow any that attempt it into little pieces.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
Stan watched them as they went into their circle and saw that even in making such a maneuver they could outfly his ship.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
There is a fable of an eagle which could outfly another, and the other didn't like it.
"The Overcoming Life" by Dwight Moody
Victor ran with outflying arms to a pair of hanging ones, which the owner in his agony could not raise.
"Hesperus or Forty-Five Dog-Post-Days Vol. II" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
What is there in words to express the fury of this outfly?
"My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 1 of 3" by William Clark Russell
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In poetry:

And when we hear our Jesus say,
"Rise up, my love, make haste away!"
Our hearts would fain outfly the wind,
And leave all earthly loves behind.
"Hymn 69" by Isaac Watts
Or as he wanders waking dreams arise,
And paint new Edens on the future’s scroll,
While on the wings of rapture he outflies
The faltering mood that warns in his prophetic soul.
"Fragments from 'Genius Lost'" by Charles Harpur
Flye on, flye on, swift Racer, untill she
Whom thou of all ador'st shall learne of thee
The pace t'outfly thee, and shall teach thee groan,
What terrour 'tis t'outgo and be outgon.
"A Forsaken Lady To Her False Servant That Is Disdained" by Richard Lovelace
I have a fancy: how shall I bring it
Home to all mortals wherever they be?
Say it or sing it? Shoe it or wing it,
So it may outrun or outfly ME,
Merest cocoon-web whence it broke free?
"The Secret" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Hanna Eagles outfly Los Fresnos Falcons.
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