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outrival

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outrival be more of a rival than
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Outrival To surpass in a rivalry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outrival To surpass; excel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outrival owt-rī′val to surpass, excel.
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Usage

In literature:

The railway had come and was outrivaling the canal.
"The Canadian Dominion" by Oscar D. Skelton
In our physical geography we shall read marvelous stories that outrival the romances of Dumas and Hugo.
"The Reconstructed School" by Francis B. Pearson
Gertrude felt that the perpetuity and usefulness of such a fund or monument dedicated to her father would outrival the pyramids.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
In natural wealth no island in the world outrivals Espinola, where the city stood.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
For once, the true had outrivaled the fabulous.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
St. Michael's Cave is said to rival, if it does not outrival, the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
I shall outrival Albemarle yet.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Its marble outrivaled the whiteness of the Taj Mahal.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
If wet roses could outrival a maiden in all her freshness, he thought he would like to see it.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Mary's voice trailed away into a silence that outrivaled mere speech.
"Marjorie Dean, High School Junior" by Pauline Lester
Does not our Archbishop rival or outrival that worthy preaching monk, Barlette?
"Satires And Profanities" by James Thomson and G. W. Foote
Jamblichus, practices secret arts, to outrival Christian magi, 40.
"The Magic of the Middle Ages" by Viktor Rydberg
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In poetry:

Only the beings who flit thro' the groves
Where the bright Peri of Paradise roves,
Find in their regions of beauty divine
Beauties or odors outrivaling thine.
"To The Pearl Vested Spikenard" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell
Its brow, half martial, and half diplomatic,
Its eye, upsoaring like an eagle's wings;
Well might he boast that we, the Democratic,
Outrival Europe, even in our Kings!
"Red Jacket" by Fitz-Greene Halleck
And old romance in splendour comes
From out the hills to linger nigh;
And in our cause the brave old gums
Stand sentinel against the sky.
'Tis then I would outrival Mars
For you -- the sovereign of the stars!
"Moonlight" by C J Dennis