Outwent

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outwent imp. of Outgo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outwent owt-went′ went faster than, outstripped.
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Usage

In literature:

But the ardor of his mind was such that he outwent his authors.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
The negro monarch was of much-enduring mind, but these tidings outwent his philosophy.
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
Indeed, we cannot say that at all points Shakspere outwent his guide.
"Montaigne and Shakspere" by John M. Robertson
The worst of it for these girls was that their likeness to one another outwent that of ordinary twinship.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
His religious sympathies, however, outwent all sectarian limits.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
They met all together in the creek where the two brigantines were which outwent their fellows.
"A Narrative of the expedition of Hernando de Soto into Florida published at Evora in 1557" by A Gentleman of Elvas
Surely she wad think the punishment far outwent the crime.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Hogg
To be addressed in that style by a great burly thief of an English skin-buyer, outwent all comprehension.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by James Hogg
They met all together in the creek where the two brigandines were, which outwent their fellowes.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt
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