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outbrave

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outbrave be braver than
    • v outbrave resist bravely "He outbraved the enemy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outbrave To excel in bravery or in insolence; to defy with superior courage or audacity.
    • Outbrave To excel in magnificence or comeliness. "The basest weed outbraves his dignity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outbrave To surpass in braving or defying; exceed in daring or audacity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outbrave owt-brāv′ (Shak.) to excel in bravery or boldness, to defy.
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Usage

In literature:

But Jed was bound to outbrave me, and I was equally bound to outbrave him.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
Hernan Perez del Pulgar, surnamed "He of the exploits," was present, and resolved not to be outbraved by this daring infidel.
"Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada" by Washington Irving
Then Reading ye regained, led by that valiant lord, Where Basrig ye outbraved, and Halden sword to sword.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Care, whom not the gayest can outbrave, Pursues its feeble victim to the grave.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
I declare, I should like to see if he would not outbrave you all.
"Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2)" by Jonathon Holt Ingraham
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In poetry:

"Ere thus I will outbrav-ed be,
One of us two shall die!
I know thee well! an earl thou art,
Lord Piercy! so am I.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
Until the god, outbraved,
Took his own shape divine; not wrathfully,
But wondering, to the hero gave reply,
The knowledge that he craved.
"Reality" by Emma Lazarus
He doth bear a golden bow,
And a quiver, hanging low,
Full of arrows, that outbrave
Dian's shafts; where, if he have
Any head more sharp than other,
With that first he strikes his mother.
"Venus' Runaway" by Ben Jonson
Though for awhile, perhaps, they flourish here,
And seem to scorn the very thoughts of fear,
Yet when they're summoned to resign their breath,
They can't outbrave the bitter stroke of death!
"England's Alarm. or The Pious Christian's Speedy Call To Repentance" by Anonymous British