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Outvie   Listen

(past & past part. outvied; pres. part. outvying)
Be more of a rival than.  Synonym: outrival.

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"Outvie" Quotes from Famous Books

... phrase—a Zouave who had the history of a Gil Blas and the talent of a Crichton; the morals of an Abruzzi brigand and the wit of a Falstaff; aquiline-nosed, eagle-eyed, black-skinned as an African, with adventures enough in his life to outvie Munchausen; with a purse always penniless, as the camp sentence runs; who thrust his men through the body as coolly as others kill wasps; who roasted a shepherd over a camp-fire for contumacy in concealing ...
— Under Two Flags • Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]

... day, and this busy night Is yours, in which you challenged are to fight With such an arm'd, but such an easy foe, As will, if you yield, lie down conquer'd too. The field is pitch'd, but such must be your wars, As that your kisses must outvie the stars. Fall down together vanquished both, and lie Drown'd in the blood ...
— The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2 • Robert Herrick

... thine as mine: Try we our woodcraft—each may learn from each. I am, as thou, a clarion-voice of song; All hail me chief of minstrels. But I am not, Heaven knows, o'ercredulous: no, I scarce can yet (I think) outvie Philetas, nor the bard Of Samos, champion of Sicilian song. They are as cicadas ...
— Theocritus • Theocritus

Words linked to "Outvie" :   outrival, rival

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