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Outwatch

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Outwatch To exceed in watching.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outwatch To surpass in watching; watch longer than; observe till the object watched disappears.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outwatch owt-wawch′ to watch longer than.
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Usage

In literature:

I can outwatch the sentinels!
"Antonina" by Wilkie Collins
See Delia there outwatch the midnight hour, Sitting, white-stoled, until the dawn of day!
"The Elegies of Tibullus" by Tibullus
It seemed to be a trial between them, which could outwatch the other.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
For her employ the day, outwatch the night!
"Gustavus Vasa" by W. S. Walker
The morning, the grey cold morning, came at last; he had outwatched the stars, and listened to the matins of the waking birds.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
I have outwatched the stars, And gazed o'er heaven in vain in search of thee.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4" by Lord Byron
After our outwatched nights and feverish brows, What do we know, save that we nothing know?
"Contemporary Belgian Poetry" by Various
She remembered that other night, months ago, when in a French hotel bedroom she had outwatched the hours with a nightmare-haunted man.
"The Disturbing Charm" by Berta Ruck
To have outwatched, outstalked, outrun the hounds for this!
""Persons Unknown"" by Virginia Tracy
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In poetry:

On sunny slopes, ah! long the lady
Feedeth her flock at noon;
She leads it down to drink at eve
Where the small rivulets croon.
All night her locks are wet with dew,
Her eyes outwatch the moon.
"The Shepherd Lady" by Jean Ingelow