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outweigh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outweigh be heavier than
    • v outweigh weigh more heavily "these considerations outweigh our wishes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
    • v. t Outweigh To exceed in weight or value.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outweigh To exceed in weight; weigh more or be heavier than; turn the scale against; overweigh; overbalance; surpass in gravity or importance.
    • outweigh To be too great a burden or task for; over-task.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outweigh owt-wā′ to exceed in weight or importance: to overtask.
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Quotations

  • Billy Connelly
    Billy Connelly
    “I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be.”
  • John Macnaughton
    John Macnaughton
    “Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.”

Usage

In literature:

And the good far outweighed the evil.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Would love outweigh honor?
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
I say again, my responsibilities to my team outweigh my personal desires.
"Teams" by Ann Wilson
That fur outweighs the taking of a few postage stamps from some country offices.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
Rogers has qualities which outweigh the little weaknesses of his character.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
It was no doubt rough travelling along the Lena, and yet the pleasures of the journey far outweighed its ills.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
This: one thing they know outweighing all they know not.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
The prize outweighed the virtue of party consistency.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
How love outweighs the balance!
"Vera" by Oscar Wilde
Inclination, alas, outweighed duty.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson
We may be told that the evil would outweigh the good, but the reality of the good admits of no dispute.
"The Subjection of Women" by John Stuart Mill
The charm Of the woman outweighed superstitious alarm.
"Three Women" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It would be productive of no positive good, that would not be outweighed tenfold by positive evil.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
But her moral worth so infinitely outweighed the alloy as to leave but little call, or even warrant, for dwelling on the latter.
"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas
The point had been reached where one knock-down blow outweighed a bushel of arguments.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
A single piece of positive evidence, however, outweighs whole volumes of a merely negative kind.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
The advantage of the addition of two hours of leisure might be outweighed by the diminished value attached to each leisure hour.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
He had not come near, fastidiousness outweighing curiosity.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
No weight, nor mass, nor beauty of execution can outweigh one grain or fragment of thought.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
We may justly reason that if, in the resurrection, relationships were exactly as here, sorrow would necessarily outweigh joy.
"Old Groans and New Songs" by F. C. Jennings
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In poetry:

No task is ill where hand and brain
And skill and strength have equal gain,
And each shall each in honor hold,
And simple manhood outweigh gold.
"Haverhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Who gives and hides the giving hand,
Nor counts on favor, fame, or praise,
Shall find his smallest gift outweighs
The burden of the sea and land.
"Giving And Taking" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Sometimes He appears as if tormented,
and His body jerks as if plagued by pain;
but these spells are always outweighed by the
number of His countless other worlds.
"In The Beginning" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Though Christ was God as well as man, and high'r
Than all our race, and all in worth outweigh'd;
Yet, to his mother and reputed sire,
He proper honour and obedience paid.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
Now that we've lost, as was fore-doomed, the day--
Now that the good by ill has been outweighed--
Let us plant olives on the rugged way,
Once proudly trodden by Mahone's Brigade.
"Mahone's Brigade" by James Barron Hope
Rome's annals hint not of the name
Of him whose dust lay treasured here,
But could the fleeting breath of fame
Have made him to her heart more dear?
A word of tenderness outweighs
In woman's soul a world of praise.
"In A Columbarium" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

New study says benefits may outweigh risks for some.
Needs of many outweigh needs of few.
The rewards outweigh the stresses of a reporting career.
Pros Outweigh the Cons in Print E-Procurement.
Benefits of PSA testing may outweigh harms, study suggests.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that the health benefits of fish may outweigh the negative impacts of mercury.
Risks outweigh benefits for ovarian cancer screening.
Benefits outweigh risks (but it's still a personal decision).
Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs.
Pediatrics group says circumcision's benefits outweigh risks amid US decline in procedure.
(CBS News) The health benefits from male circumcision outweigh the risks, says the American Academy of Pediatrics in its latest guidelines on the controversial procedure published Monday.
FDA says Avastin's Risks Outweigh Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients.
Gains outweigh concerns about international student growth.
Most Americans say shale development rewards outweigh the risks.
Supplemental Capital's Benefits Outweigh Arguments Against.
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In science:

If a model receives a high XLAnalyst score then it is likely to be harder to work with, although a good overall design can more than outweigh a high score.
EuSpRIG 2006 Commercial Spreadsheet Review
While there should also be a mean shift (i.e. bias correction) in f C 0 relative to f0, Devlin and Roeder argue that the overdispersion outweighs the bias; this has been supported by other authors using simulation studies (Wacholder et al. ).
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
This increase in complexity (hence cost) is far outweighed, however, by the benefits in terms of total scientific output and facility efficiency.
The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview
Clearly, in this method, it is hoped that the advantages of conserving total energy outweigh the disadvantages of local thermal energies that may be sub ject to large numerical error.
General Relativistic MHD Jets
This approach would lose its effectiveness if we were primarily interested in testing the validity of the asymptotic approximation as the sample size varies, but for applications, by definition on a finite sample, it seems to us that the interpretative advantage outweighs this disadvantage.
Is Brownian motion necessary to model high-frequency data?
In this case, we expect that the savings brought by the subset value iteration outweighs the overhead of accounting for the simplices.
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
Heuristically, the disadvantage of a small increase in the coverage probability from 1 − γ to 1 − γ − γP can be outweighed by being able to exclude large intervals centered around 0.5.
An algorithm to compute the power of Monte Carlo tests with guaranteed precision
Such a reduction is crucial in order to reap the benefits of DD protection, for if a DD sequence becomes too long, noise can accumulate to such an extent as to outweigh any DD enhancements.
Optimally combining dynamical decoupling and quantum error correction
Based on the few examples presented here it seems that the benefit of the mixed membership model is outweighed by its computational complexity, however more work is required to confirm this.
Supervised Blockmodelling
Against the potential benefits must be weighed the costs of the NLG approach; NLG will, of course, only be worth using in real applications if its benefits outweigh its costs.
Automatic Generation of Technical Documentation
The advantage of fully polarized beams does not outweigh the loss in luminosity incurred in the current design.
Higgs Boson and Z Physics at the First Muon Collider
However this addition is far outweighed by the loss of modes with nontrivial variation on small manifolds.
TASI Lectures on Matrix Theory
The two-component fit gives a lower c2 value; the improvement to the BIC indicates that the improvement from adding an additional parameter is enough to outweigh the extra model freedom from the additional parameter.
Tentative Detection of Quasar Feedback from WMAP and SDSS Cross-Correlation
Moreover, the losses resulting from using the same linear code for both users outweigh the shaping loss, which can be upper bounded by a constant number of bits.
Interference Alignment at Finite SNR for Time-Invariant Channels
The rank-sum approach has the benefit of allowing large numbers of small wins to outweigh small numbers of large wins.
The 3rd International Planning Competition: Results and Analysis
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