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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outrun run faster than "in this race, I managed to outran everybody else"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: From a complete stop, a human is capable of outrunning a Formula One Racecar for about 30 feet
    • v. t Outrun To exceed, or leave behind, in running; to run faster than; to outstrip; to go beyond. "Your zeal outruns my wishes.""The other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulcher."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outrun To run past or beyond; run further or more swiftly than; overcome in running or racing; leave behind, as by superior speed; hence, to surpass in competition; outrival; get the better of.
    • outrun To run so as to escape; escape by or as by running; hence, to elude.
    • outrun To pass beyond the bounds of; exceed: as, to allow zeal to outrun discretion.
    • outrun To run out.
    • n outrun An outlying pasture or run for cattle or sheep.
    • n outrun The result of a calculation; amount or outcome of an estimate.
    • n outrun That which runs out; outpour.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outrun owt-run′ to go beyond in running: to exceed: to get the better of or to escape by running
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  • Bob Boschert
    Bob Boschert
    “Silicon Valley is like a person running around in front of a steamroller. You can outrun the steamroller on any given day. But if you ever sit down you get squashed.”
  • Henri L. Bergson
    Henri L. Bergson
    “To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “All promise outruns performance.”
  • Hosea Ballou
    “Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.”


In literature:

She knew that flight would be vain, for what human being could outrun a hungry panther?
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
It is obviously to the interest of this neighbor to outrun the beetle and escape a buffeting.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
They had a pack of dogs with them but the hare had outrun them.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
With a speed which none of his race could equal, it was only play for him to outrun the deer.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
You should be able to outrun a Jivro; they are not very fast.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
He might wish to outrun the redskins to save his scalp, some day.
"Far Past the Frontier" by James A. Braden
I bin a-runnin' atter 'im, Brer Fox, but he outrun me.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
I know right well that I have outrun more than one hare.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
He knew he could outrun anyone there.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
To daddy dis wus some mighty bad news, So he made me jump up an' outrun de Jews.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
The mare only surged madly forward, as if bent on outrunning the tantalizing, grinding wind.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
She gazed, as if her longing were striving to outrun the steam.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
He had invested in some Java ponies and thus outrun all calculations as to expenditure.
"From Jungle to Java" by Arthur Keyser
It's easy to outrun the fastest one on the globe.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
Do you think those girls can outrun us?
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers
Enthusiasm has a habit of outrunning reason.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
Scipio could probably outrun horses.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
But first let me ask your pardon, if in the heat of argument I allowed my zeal to outrun my courtesy.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
I tries to outrun him, and dat tickle him.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
She could not possibly outrun him thither.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens

In poetry:

Tho' warped and bent and frail with age,
And seemingly a life outrun,
Upon his garden he doth wage
Kind war from rise till set of sun.
"Old Age In A Garden" by John Joy Bell
Deal gently with us, ye who read
Our largest hope is unfulfilled,--
The promise still outruns the deed,--
The tower, but not the spire, we build.
"To My Readers" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I set my charm upon your kindly arm,
I set it as a seal upon your breast;
That you may never hear another's charm,
Nor guess another's gift outruns my best.
"A Marriage Charm" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
Shades of our heroes! the Union now is one,
The star whose destiny none may outrun;
Tears of the bleeding slave poured on her breast,
When to be wiped away, Thou knowest best!
"Our National Thanksgiving Hymn" by Mary Baker Eddy
Yet joy when thou shalt cease to beat!—
For a greater heart beats on,
Whose better texture follows fleet
On thy last thread outrun,
With a seamless-woven garment, meet
To clothe a death-born son.
"My Heart" by George MacDonald
"Go softly by that river-side or, when you would depart,
You'll find its every winding tied and knotted round your heart.
Be wary as the seasons pass, or you may ne'er outrun
The wind that sets that yellowed grass a-shiver 'neath the Sun."
"The Prairie" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Pilot Tried to Outrun Storm.
You just can't outrun 'em.
Ballard-led Irish outrun Lookout Valley Jackets.
How long can Oregon outrun defense.
Can Your Skin Care Clients Outrun the Sun in May.
WILLINGBORO 28, BORDENTOWN 0 Chimeras outrun the elements.
Bradley Cooper Action Comedy ' Outrun ' Set for August 2012 Release.
Open Road Films has slotted the action comedy Outrun for an August 24 release.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Diesels could outrun hybrids in 2010, Dems blame Bush admin for terror attempt, and the US releases 'dangerous' Iranian proxy behind the murder of US troops.
Suspect can't outrun the Delaware community.
Driverless cars will outrun high-speed rail.
How to Outrun a Tsunami.
Gainesville Man, 25, Tries To Outrun Cops.
A Gainesville man is in jail after trying to outrun police.
Tucson News NowNC State can't outrun No 11 Clemson, loses 62-48.

In science:

The sequence of solid curves (with times labeled in microseconds) show the outward propagating detonation which is gradually outrun by the steepening shock.
Carbon Detonation and Shock-Triggered Helium Burning in Neutron Star Superbursts
However, the choice of square equal tiles is algorithmically very simple and likely to outrun an adaptive scheme with more complex shapes in setup and also production.
Random numbers from the tails of probability distributions using the transformation method
Most importantly, the sampling of tails as shown here can be used as a tail handling method in fast implementations of random number generators for which a candidate is the Ziggurat method implementation that was proven to greatly outrun simple inversion methods.
Random numbers from the tails of probability distributions using the transformation method
In these coordinates, the light ray’s 3-velocity is changing with time, meaning that it cannot outrun all possible timelike curves in the neighborhood of X . 2Cf. section 4 for a comment on how the proof might be extended to cases in which the perturbation removes the horizon altogether.
Proving the Achronal Averaged Null Energy Condition from the Generalized Second Law
This situation will persist for the short period of time, after which the first particle will again outrun the second.
Dynamics of inertial particles in a random flow with strong permanent shear
After the null, the subpulses appear to outrun the prediction-line, which would indicate the dr ift-speed has increased dur ing the null.
Radio Pulsars
People with large τmax seldom laugh because point C seldom outruns point B .
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
However, if they are in some place, then the cyclotron maser instability will outrun all other mechanisms and directly feed the free-space electromagnetic radiation modes.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
It therefore outruns the characteristic time scale set by diffusion and brings about a quicker decay.
Reaction-Diffusion Processes Described by Three-State Quantum Chains and Integrability
At first sight there is no speed limit, in the sense that if vs > 1, a particle moving along xs (t) would be able to outrun a photon moving in the Minkowskian part of spacetime.
On the (im)possibility of warp bubbles
The surface density of the perturbation grows linearly with time but never outruns the edge, the latter eventually overtaking it.
Collapse and Fragmentation in Finite Sheets
The FI will then also result in the generation of electrostatic fields during its linear growth phase and the mixed mode instability will outrun the FI.
The filamentation instability driven by warm electron beams: Statistics and electric field generation