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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outmatch be or do something to a greater degree "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know","She outdoes all other athletes","This exceeds all my expectations","This car outperforms all others in its class"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outmatch To surpass as rival; be more than a match for; vie successfully with; outdo; overmatch.
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In literature:

But tenderness and care brought him through, and he grew into a tall, spindling boy whose intellect far outmatched his body.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Outmatched as they were, Frenchmen and Spaniards fought with desperate courage and heroic determination.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
In sheer strength the other outmatched him.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Mr. Pickwick's "bar" was quite outmatched.
"Bardell v. Pickwick" by Percy Fitzgerald
He knew the camp was against him, considering him outbluffed or outmatched.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Seeing himself thus outmatched, Beatty made a quick change of plan.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
After a brief contest the crossbowmen, completely outmatched, were driven back with enormous loss.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
He had fired his last cartridge, and though he used the butt of the revolver and his fist, he was already outmatched.
"With Wolseley to Kumasi" by F.S. Brereton
A nation of Davids will in the final outcome outmatch any nation of Goliaths with all their swords and spears.
"Five Young Men" by Charles Reynolds Brown
There was not the slightest chance of victory on the part of the outlaws, outnumbered and outmatched as they would be.
"The Crooked Stick" by Rolf Boldrewood
It would be difficult, if not impossible, to outmatch this incident in the entire history of war.
"The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry" by Samuel H. Fletcher
Outmatched, he had been driven back to his city walls.
"A Son of the Sahara" by Louise Gerard
Our friends from Central High were outmatched at several points.
"The Girls of Central High at Basketball" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Who was there to outmatch her?
"The Vanity Girl" by Compton Mackenzie
Hawkins was hopelessly outmatched, but defended himself with great courage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
God meets them with their own weapons; He outmatches them in their own fashion.
"The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)" by George Adam Smith
They were clearly outmatched.
"The Rival Campers Afloat" by Ruel Perley Smith
They imagined they were surrounded and hopelessly outmatched.
"The Gully of Bluemansdyke" by A. Conan Doyle
For the first time the enemy found themselves outmatched in the way of guns as in the way of wits.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. V (of VI)" by Louis Creswicke
But for at least once in his life the old woodsman was outmatched.
"In the Days of Washington" by William Murray Graydon

In poetry:

Lord, can a crumb of dust the earth outweigh,
Outmatch all mountains, nay the crystal sky?
Imbosom in't designs that shall display
And trace into the boundless deity?
Yea, hand a pen whose moisture doth gild o'er
Eternal glory with a glorious glore.
"Prologue from Preparatory Meditations Before My Approach to The Lord's Supper" by Edward Taylor

In news:

The Chapin Huskies experienced a nightmare on Friday as they were outmatched by Las Cruces at the Field of Dreams.
With the cops outmatched and chasing red herrings, the Winnipeg bank job looked like a perfect crime.
To say that Irving Nimitz was outmatched by Euless Trinity would be an understatement.
My son Solomon's beloved Baltimore Ravens came so close to capturing a spot in the big game, but were outmatched by the New England Patriots in the last quarter.
Tonawanda News — In his first season, Tony Truilizio has been hard to miss on the North Tonawanda sideline, his animated persona outmatched only by the sound of his voice.
The Cavs have been clearly outmatched by the Spurs, but they'll likely get a boost from their home crowd tonight.
Then again, being so outmatched, in its own right, makes the Pistons potentially dangerous.
Mitt Romney is under fire after a comment he made about why he believes President Barack Obama outmatched him in the 2012 presidential race.
The Serra High-San Mateo High football team physically outmatched visiting Encinal and cruised to a 56-7 blowout victory Friday afternoon.
It wasn't quite Georgia Tech 222, Cumberland 0, but the St Jude Fighting Christians were clearly outmatched against the Chester Cyclones.

In science:

Although the physical longevity of photographic data far outmatches that of tapes, resources for safeguarding them are necessarily in competition with those required to generate new data.
Astronomical Data Management