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outlive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outlive live longer than "She outlived her husband by many years"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Outlive To live beyond, or longer than; to survive. "They live too long who happiness outlive ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outlive To live longer than; continue to live after the death of; overlive; survive.
    • outlive To surpass in duration; outlast.
    • outlive Synonyms Outlive, Survive. Outlive is generally the stronger, carrying something of the idea of surpassing or beating another in vitality or hold upon life; it is tenderer to say that one survives than that he outlives his wife or friend.
    • outlive To live longer; continue to live.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outlive owt-liv′ to live longer than: to survive
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Quotations

  • Joyce Carey
    Joyce Carey
    “A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry%20David%20Thoreau
    “None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm”
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia%20Woolf
    “Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.”
  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “The mind can make substance, and people planets of its own with beings brighter than have been, and give a breath to forms which can outlive all flesh.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Why should honor outlive honestly? [Orthello]”
  • John Oxenham
    John Oxenham
    “Love ever gives. Forgives outlives. And ever stands with open hands. And while it lives, it gives. For this is love's prerogatives -- to give, and give, and give.”

Usage

In literature:

In France municipal freedom outlived the feudal system.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
Think of getting better, you will outlive us all yet.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
He associated the Far West with romance, and we have never fully outlived it.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
As time went on, Angeline's father and mother passed away, and she married John Lester whom she has outlived.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Such men often outlasted stronger people, as Ugo had outlived Donna Tullia.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
Thus, while born in the same year as Sebastian Bach, he outlived him by about a decade.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
That scowl will soon leave its trace and no beauty will outlive it.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
But Ferrier had outlived himself.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Don Silverio had given the viaticum to the old man the night before, not thinking he would outlive the night.
"The Waters of Edera" by Louise de la Ramée, a.k.a. Ouida
Quite the prattle of age and outlived importance.
"Notes & Queries, No. 53. Saturday, November 2, 1850" by Various
I have outlived many friends, I have felt many sorrows.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
We never thought to hear that our father had outlived the storm.
"Wulfric the Weapon Thane" by Charles W. Whistler
We had rather die than live in the same country with them, and outlive the glory of God departing altogether from these lands.
"The Life of James Renwick" by Thomas Houston
Cousin Mary outlived them.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
She outlived the beloved Dora, Wordsworth's only surviving daughter.
"Brave Men and Women" by O.E. Fuller
An actuary will tell you that I am likely to outlive Colonel Cowles.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
In these high thoughts she will outlive her sorrow.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
I'll try and outlive it.
"McClure's Magazine, March, 1896, Vol. VI., No. 4." by Various
The system of slavery outlived Mr. Black, the slave hunter, just six years.
"My Life In The South" by Jacob Stroyer
Outlive your enemies, David.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
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In poetry:

Yet though I could your scorn outlive,
'Twere folly, since to me
Not love itself a joy can give,
But, Amoret, in thee.
"Songs Set To Music: 22. Set" by Matthew Prior
Above the heav'ns created rounds,
Thy mercies, Lord, extend;
Thy truth outlives the narrow bounds
Where time and nature end.
"Psalm XXXVI: High in the Heav'ns" by Isaac Watts
All things are vain that wax and wane,
For which we waste our breath;
Love only doth not wane and is not vain,
Love only outlives death.
"In The Willow Shade" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Brown had us down we outlive it
Possibly Brown may be under
Some day. We neither take quarter nor give it ;
Brown finds it warm what 's the wonder ?
"Unpublished Poem I" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
'I was the chosen trump wherethrough
Our God sent forth awakening breath;
Came chains? Came death? The strain He blew
Sounds on, outliving chains and death.'
"Kossuth" by James Russell Lowell
For the sake of his true-hearted father before him;
For the sake of the dear Quaker mother that bore him;
For the sake of his gifts, and the works that outlive him,
And his brave words for freedom, we freely forgive him!
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Have political conventions outlived their usefulness .
Has email outlived its usefulness .
Have state woker unions outlived their usefulness .
City initiative has "outlived its usefulness, " Mayor says.
Law-enforcement group wants to abolish office of constable, says job's outlived usefulness .
PLYMOUTH – A bridge located on Old State Highway 23 in the Town of Plymouth may have outlived its usefulness, according to town and county officials.
If you're worried about outliving your retirement savings, longevity annuities are definitely an option worth looking into.
Partnership outlives romance for ' Celeste and Jesse' writers.
Venezuela's Woes Will Outlive Chavez .
I read that researchers are saying if you've got heart disease and you're fat, you'll outlive someone who is normal weight.
I think it's safe to say that Thursday Night Football has outlived its excitement.
White men and women in the US still outlive their black counterparts by several years, though the difference is closing, a new analysis shows.
This gastropub should outlive fad .
Venezuela's Woes Will Outlive Chavez.
He outlived the statistics by surviving 7 years from diagnosis and he put up a brave and courageous fight the last two years of his life.
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In science:

This occasion gives me an opportunity to discuss that lesson and to explain why BHC, as originally envisioned by Preskill, ’t Hooft, and myself, may outlive the current controversy.
Black Hole Complementarity and the Harlow-Hayden Conjecture
But that’s the way life goes: GSI is coming, [the current facility has] outlived its capabilities, and I don’t see much future for that at Fermilab.
The future of charm physics: a discussion
The starburst then fades in a few Myrs, while the AGN outlives the starburst; alternatively, there may be also a delay in the onset of nuclear activity relative to the starburst activity.
Observational Overview of the Feeding of Active Galactic Nuclei
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