Outstep

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Outstep To exceed in stepping.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outstep To step or go beyond; exceed; overstep.
    • outstep A corruption of outcept.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outstep owt-step′ to step beyond, overstep.
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Usage

In literature:

It should be by day in outstep, ill-accounted places like this!
"Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Robin and Marian followed: but the friar outstepped them, and pushed off his boat.
"Maid Marian" by Thomas Love Peacock
But the agent, perhaps liking the job, did a little outstep his employer's orders.
"The Prime Minister" by Anthony Trollope
He got no nearer to the base of it for all his vigorous outstepping.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
And you outstep your powers In handling thus an unoffending people.
"Wilhelm Tell" by Friedrich Schiller
Here it might seem as if we had outstepped the boundaries of chemistry, and had to do with phenomena purely vital.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887" by Various
In the throw, if perchance the right limit was outstepped, the proper form was retained by sweeping.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
In the classroom she will usually outstep him in mathematics.
"The Business of Being a Woman" by Ida M. Tarbell
It should be by day in outstep, ill-accounted places like this!
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
His prudence outstepped the bounds of reason.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
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