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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outstrip 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"
    • v outstrip go far ahead of "He outdistanced the other runners"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outstrip To exceed in development or performance; to surpass in any competition; to outdo; to outpace{2}.
    • Outstrip To go faster than; to outrun; to advance beyond; to leave behind. "Appetites which . . . had outstripped the hours.""He still outstript me in the race."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outstrip To outrun; advance or go beyond; exceed.
    • outstrip To flee beyond the reach of; escape.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outstrip owt-strip′ to outrun: to leave behind: to escape beyond one's reach.
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  • Glen Buck
    Glen Buck
    “If your capacity to acquire has outstripped your capacity to enjoy, you are on the way to the scrap-heap.”
  • Stewart B. Johnson
    Stewart B. Johnson
    “Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.”


In literature:

The two pairs of girls were intent only on outstripping each other.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
But rapid as their movements had been, they had failed to outstrip Edward.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Mr Armstrong had outstripped the doctor in the race to town.
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
But our reason may outstrip our observation.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
But, struggle to outstrip it as much as he might, the water-spout came nearer and nearer to us, bearing down still broadside-on upon the ship.
"The White Squall" by John Conroy Hutcheson
He far outstrips in this respect the fox or wolf or bear.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Still the stag did not attempt to fly, yet in fleetness it could have outstripped the wind.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
Black Bruin had far outstripped all his contemporaries in size and prowess.
"Black Bruin" by Clarence Hawkes
A wild boar might as well try to outstrip the fleet hunter.
"The Pirate of the Mediterranean" by W.H.G. Kingston
We had pulled very fast, and probably outstripped them.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
If, however, it remains, it rather outstrips everything else.
"Selected Essays" by Karl Marx
Susan, who had outstripped me, was seated beside him with her head on his shoulder.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
Peterkin and I soon outstripped our party, and quite enjoyed the gallop.
"The Gorilla Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
She easily outstripped the other children, and could almost keep pace with the women.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
It warns us that the assertion which outstrips evidence is not only a blunder but a crime.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Then the people rallied and somewhat outstripped a people's best.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The beasts of the forest were many, but their speed outstripped his.
"Folk-Lore and Legends: North American Indian" by Anonymous
The uppermost had outstripped its fellow.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
These men saw that the States to the north and west of them had outstripped them in the race for material prosperity.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
She could not possibly hope to outstrip him in a race.
"General John Regan" by George A. Birmingham

In poetry:

Fondly we think all danger fled,
For death is ever nigh;
Outstrips our unavailing speed,
Or meets us as we fly.
"Mortals! Around Your Destined Heads" by William Cowper
It is right to get up and do,
But why outstrip the rest?
Why should one of the many be one of the few?
Why should you think to be best?
"Willie's Question" by George MacDonald
The sea-born strength of the stream is spent,
And Romara's boat outstrips its speed,—
For his stalwart arm to the oar is bent,
And swiftly the ebbing waves recede.
"The Daughter Of Plantagenet - Fytte The Seconde" by Thomas Cooper
Not very long; my going was indeed
Too much delayed. Troth, Conrade, this man's fame
Outstrips him not. His fame is but his shadow.
But before all I have to tell you -
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
She does not know that long before they meet
(So eagerly must go a love athirst),
My heart outstrips the flying of her feet,
And meets and greets him first — and greets him first.
"The Mother" by Theodosia Garrison
And hail to thy Telegraph, thy glory and prime,
Defying all distance, and outstripping Time,
Extending its arms through the heart of the sea
And binding all Realms to the Land of the Free;
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell

In news:

In China's case, demand for workers will outstrip supply by 2014, Tao's team calculated in a January report.
Hermes to Build Two Leather Factories as Demand Outstrips Supply.
The students of Crook County's schools achieved results that outstrip their counterparts all across Wyoming in this year's Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) reading tests.
For the first time since the onset of the housing slump, the rate of foreclosure filings in New Jersey outstrips the national average.
Version 6, released in 2010, outstripped its top competitor – VMware Fusion – in terms of both features and performance.
German newspaper Bild reports today that demand for Portuguese Water Dogs have outstripped supply.
Unfortunately, the AMA guessed wrong on the displacements and four-strokes have now far outstripped the two-strokes they were trying to match.
Demand for single-family rental housing is outstripping the available supply of homes, according to a report to be released Tuesday by real-estate firm CoreLogic.
The long closed facilities will be demolished because the upkeep has outstripped the property's worth.
Average cost of production outstripped the price at which milk was sold in the second quarter of 2012 and in many other months since improvement in 2011 after the significant losses experienced in 2009.
If you fit into the category of people whose goals outstrip their willingness to take risks -- and FinaMetrica's research suggests that's a lot of us -- your choices are simple, though not easy.
Current soft conditions are "a painful re-affirmation that market cycles will continue, even as demand, over time, outstrips supply," said US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) president Tom Suber.
During its early years, World War II outstripped US supply capability, creating huge procurement and consumer shortages across the nation.
Strip-till outstripped both no-till and conventional tillage in a two-year comparison of corn tillage methods by the University of Minnesota.
In related news, Foxconn chairman Terry Gou recently told reporters that demand for the iPhone was outstripping supplies .

In science:

This method is still proving to be powerful (Gustafson 1999) as the needs still outstrip the capacities of computers.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
Hence it can be seen that the method outstrips standard photometric distance determination techniques.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
In retrospect, this becomes a vivid indication of how natural language has both an important real-world role, and quickly outstrips our computational reach.
Definability in the Real Universe
However, the cooling power generally outstrips net heating and this fact is one of the primary impediments to explosion.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
Following this was a period of Hibernation (1920–1960) during which theoretical work temporarily outstripped technology and experimental possibilities, and, as a consequence the field stagnated and was relegated to the backwaters of physics and astronomy.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
We have learned that with time, accelerators and individual experiments outstrip predictions of their physics reach.
Linear Collider Physics Resource Book for Snowmass 2001 - Part 1: Introduction
Since astrophysical ob jects can provide intensities and energies far outstripping any terrestrial source, this area of study has become a significant one for the field of particle physics.
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes
Following this was a period of Hibernation (1920–1960) during which theoretical work temporarily outstripped technology and experimental possibilities, and, as a consequence, the field stagnated and was relegated to the backwaters of physics and astronomy.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Unfortunately, since our ability to dream far outstrips our ability to build, the establishment of tests of ridiculous difficulty is not difficult to imagine.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
TeV scale physics (making measurements of weak electric dipole matrix elements at the tiny scale 10−18 e-cm).34 In fact, the 0.3% experimental accuracy for the weak charge of the cesium nucleus has outstripped the atomic calculations necessary to relate the observable to the underlying theory.
From Parity Violation to Hadron Structure and more