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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outwear exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
    • v outwear last longer than others "This material outwears all others"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outwear To last longer than; to outlast; as, this cloth will outwear the other. "If I the night outwear ."
    • Outwear To wear out; to consume or destroy by wearing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outwear To wear out; exhaust utterly; wear away; waste; impair; hence, to render obsolete.
    • outwear To exhaust gradually by use or persistence; use up; consume; hence, to pass away (time); last out; endure to the end of; wait till the expiration or conclusion of.
    • outwear To wear or last longer than; outlast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outwear owt-wār′ to wear out: to spend tediously: to last longer than: to consume.
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  • Lord Byron
    “For the sword outwears its sheath, and the soul wears out the breast. And the heart must pause to breathe, and love itself have rest.”


In literature:

The villagers soon found out that one patch of his would outwear two of the brothers'.
"Good Stories For Great Holidays" by Frances Jenkins Olcott
You wilfully misunderstand my attitude; you outwear my patience.
"Prince Otto a Romance" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Yet more than one pair of these have I outworn, and many more shall I outwear ere my journeys are ended.
"The Blue Flower, and Others" by Henry van Dyke
Iron kettles far outwear tin ones, but the comparative difficulty of making them boil, and their great weight, are very objectionable.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
Such a worm gear will, I fancy, outwear a dozen of the scientific sort.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
Them and their children's children evermore Ye Tyrians, with immortal hate outwear.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
I had asked her to go home with me, and she had refused because she is so afraid of outwearing her welcome.
"Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
The first cost is greater, but it outwears muslin or linen.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
If we live, we must move on, we must change, we must outwear every motion, however poignant or deep.
"The Coast of Bohemia" by William Dean Howells
Kilmeny was going because he knew that he might easily outwear his welcome.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
The sun is high, and we outwear the day.
"King Henry the Fifth" by William Shakespeare
Again, it was her heart "outwearing its sheath," as she put it.
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
We go there so often that I fear Miss Sally will think we mean to outwear our welcome.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The villagers soon found out that one patch of his would outwear two of the brothers'.
"Granny's Wonderful Chair" by Frances Browne
The villagers soon found out that one patch of his would outwear two of the brothers'.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
You wilfully misunderstand my attitude; you outwear my patience.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I pray you, good sir, if I do not outwear your patience, to tell us of the water-fight, too.
"Judith Shakespeare" by William Black
When the French joint is used the leather need not be pared and ordinarily will outwear the paper of the book.
"Library Bookbinding" by Arthur Low Bailey
Its central propositions outwear the centuries.
"Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;" by Clark S. Beardslee
In proportion as I outwear my past, and change my present abysmal ignorance into knowledge, so shall I become free.
"Ghosts I Have Seen" by Violet Tweedale

In poetry:

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul outwears the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.
"So We'll Go No More A-Roving" by Lord George Gordon Byron

In science:

For instance, for two stores that both sell outwear, may choose outwear as a differentiating feature for those stores if one store sells a lot of them while another only sells a few.
Query Expansion Based on Clustered Results
However, such a choice is not good for the query expansion problem as both stores can be retrieved by keyword “outwear”.
Query Expansion Based on Clustered Results