• "Some Yamên runners rushed out and seized them."
    "Some Yamên runners rushed out and seized them."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj out-and-out complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers "absolute freedom","an absolute dimwit","a downright lie","out-and-out mayhem","an out-and-out lie","a rank outsider","many right-down vices","got the job through sheer persistence","sheer stupidity"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Erl-King reaches out for the rider and his child The Erl-King reaches out for the rider and his child
Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
Fished out a Nickel and Gave It to the Porter 041 Fished out a Nickel and Gave It to the Porter 041
And so the teacher turned him out And so the teacher turned him out
Isabelle staid, and sent Krit out into the World Isabelle staid, and sent Krit out into the World
He rushed out and throwed the rope around Deacon Sypher He rushed out and throwed the rope around Deacon Sypher
"I want to swing out and be romantic and sail round with you in a gondola." "I want to swing out and be romantic and sail round with you in a gondola."
Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea
    • adv out-and-out Completely; wholly; openly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Crocodiles have brains no larger than a cigar and they cannot stick their tongue out.
    • out-and-out See out and out, under out, adv.
    • out-and-out Thorough; thorough-paced; absolute; genuine; complete; unqualified: as, an out-and-out swindle.
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  • Julia Woodruff
    Julia Woodruff
    “Out of the strain of doing and into the peace of the done.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.”
  • L.L. Bean
    L.L. Bean
    “No sale is really complete until the product is worn out, and the customer is satisfied.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.”
  • Cat Stevens
    Cat Stevens
    “If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are...”
  • Johann G. Seume
    Johann G. Seume
    “Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is; that only is he.”


Down and out - If someone is down and out, they are desperately poor and need help.
In one ear and out the other - If something goes in one ear and out the other, you forget it as soon as you've heard it because it was too complicated, boring etc.
Ins and outs - If you know the ins and outs of something, you know all the details.
Out and about - If someone is out and about, they have left their home and are getting things done that they need to do.
Out-and-out - This means complete or total; an out-and-out lie is completey false.


In literature:

Then he picked it up, slowly, and as slowly walked out, and stood leaning against a post.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
If I can't even keep my word to you, I can at least get out and stay out.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
Then I was out and free of them all, out of the woods and running like a deer.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
The gangway is pushed out and a fire is lighted in an open space among the trees, and soon the teapot and rice-pan are bubbling pleasantly.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
She was thin and quivery, and her tongue was hanging out and her eyes staring.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Furs and rugs were brought out, and warm hangings for winter.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Next fall after he ride out and tell us dat he gwine shoot us befo' he let us free he come out to see how his steam gin doing.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Jim and I at once turned out and went on deck.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
And somebody came out and some others and picked up Joe Rainey and carried him into the house.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
When she had lifted it halfway out of the water the moon came out, and it was Allan Gold.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The herd started on and was gone two days when she broke out and followed them and the Larpenteurs never saw her again.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
These, guarding the atajo and captives, immediately set out and rode off in the direction of the snowy mountain.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
And, he promised himself, if he came out alive, he would search out and repay whoever had betrayed him.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Yes, and she had helped the Basileus Michael to drive them out, and she would kill this one too.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The horses must be put out, and Penn and Jonas are down in the wood lot.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
So I sorted out that bundle of old newspapers you fellows were always laughing at, and I went out and sold them.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Anyhow, the subject simply dropped for that time being, out of sight and out of mind.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
And he was angry and went out and I pretended to sleep.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
This was the worst of all the sleepless hours he had had, and in the morning he was up and out before Charlotte was ready for him.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Renee went out and looked at the flowers again, and up and down the street.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In poetry:

Earth turned in her sleep with pain,
Sultrily suspired for proof:
In at heaven and out again,
Lightning!—-where it broke the roof,
Bloodlike, some few drops of rain.
"A Serenade At The Villa" by Robert Browning
"And was King Esmer thy father's name,
And Adeline that of his virtuous Dame?
Thou art Svend Vonved, the stripling wild,
My own dear sister's only child.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
"I will, I will, with my single hand,
Take from thee, Knave, the whole of thy land:
I will, I will, with my single toe,
Lay thee and each of thy castles low."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
“An enemy’s loss I go to prove,
Laugh out, thou little heir! Laugh in his face who vowed to chase
Thee from thy birthright fair;
For I come to set thee in thy place: Laugh out, and do not spare.”
"Strife and Peace" by Jean Ingelow
Svend Vonved took his sword from his side,
He fain would battle with knights so tried;
The proud Sir Thule he first ran through,
And then, in succession, his sons he slew.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
She sang, and I listened the whole song thro'.
(It was sweet, so sweet, the singing.)
The stars were out and the moon it grew
From a wee soft glimmer way out in the blue
To a bird thro' the heavens winging.
"Remembered" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Many women can't wait to go out and shop all day and night, running up their credit card bills and having a girls day out.
The Washington County Extension and 4-H offer many opportunities for area kids to get out and learn, and some had the chance to show their stripes in a day camp .
Delta 's last flight left Meridian this afternoon, and many of the passengers who fly into and out of the Queen City say Delta tickets are expensive and they welcome the change.
Office diplomats will go out of their way to reach out and bring them into the fold by engaging them in a staff meeting and seeking their input.
"It was out-and-out fraud," Morris said.
Is it that the students drop out and stay out or do they finish in longer than four years.
That could be the only reason for the large influx of out-of-state and out-of-country workers that continue to flood into Alaska.
Thus the widespread flooding , the unfortunate results of animals perishing at the zoo, roads washing out and many people being flooded out of their homes.
And in so doing they provide plenty of entertainment and education for us as we get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
Check them out, and if you're in a local band who wants to be featured fill out this form.
Keep your eye out for 93.5 The Quake in your neighborhood 93.5 The Quake is always out and about and has your cool Quake prizes like CD's, Concert tickets, Theme park tickets and more.
I'll Have Another, who was to race for the Triple Crown tomorrow, has bucked out of the race , and out of racing altogether.
After spending much of his down time during the bye week hanging out, working out, and playing video games, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is ready to take on a familiar foe in Week 10: his hometown Buffalo Bills.
So I decided to venture out and see if any crazy people were actually out at midnight on Friday.
Sometimes it is fun just to veg out and watch the good guys wipe out the bad guys in a grade B action movie.

In science:

A general fact is that the defining equations for structuring, i.e. “laziness” and (24) for “nothing goes out”, and for symmetry, i.e.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS--Lindblad generators II. General
This is what is called the chemical freeze-out and the corresponding thermal parameters T and µ are determined from the analysis of hadron yields as discussed in the previous paragraph 1 .
Charmonium from Statistical Hadronization of Heavy Quarks -- a Probe for Deconfinement in the Quark-Gluon Plasma
The integral over the unitary group can be worked out and with ds = Qq dsq yields (see Ref. ) FP (H ) ∝ (cid:18) λ2 2πN (cid:19)NQ /2 Z ds det exp{ixµ bν (s)} ∆(x)∆(b(s)) Here the bν (s) are the eigenvalues of the matrix B (s), and ∆(b) is the Vandermonde determinant of the bν (s), see Eq. (13).
Spectral fluctuation properties of constrained unitary ensembles of Gaussian-distributed random matrices
For any 0 ≤ m ≤ N , each vertex in the graph Γσ,m will have in-degree at most 1 and out-degree at most 1, and thus Γσ,m will be a disjoint union of paths and cycles.
Large Deviations and Moments for the Euler Characteristic of a Random Surface
In the new method even a fully transparent ob ject will allow a fraction of photons to pass through it (so to speak), depending on the gap between the back face of the total internal reflector and the ob ject , but these photons leak out and are never detected by DS .
A Simple "Quantum Interrogation" Method
Next, remove the vertices (if any) from the remaining sequence that have lost both their in- and out- degrees in the process, pick a node with non-zero out-degree, then arrange the rest in normal order.
A simple Havel-Hakimi type algorithm to realize graphical degree sequences of directed graphs
We omit “in” and “out” labels in this case, for simplicity of notation, and introduce the thermal state |O(β ) > and thermal state annihilation operators al (β ), ˜al (β ), bl (β ), ˜bl (β ), which are such that al (β )|O(β ) >= ˜al (β )|O(β ) >= bl (β )|O(β ) >= ˜bl (β )|O(β ) >= 0.
Pair-production of charged Dirac particles on charged Nariai and ultracold black hole manifolds
Out of the 12 z > 3 CO emitters that they studied, six showed evidence of jets aligned with either the CO or dust, five have radio lumino sities above 1027 W Hz−1 and are clearly AGNs, and a further four have radio luminosities above 1025 W Hz−1 indicating either extreme starbursts or possible AGNs.
Quasar induced galaxy formation: a new paradigm ?
It is helpful to visualize in- and out-degrees as sets of “stubs” of edges pointing in and out of each vertex in the appropriate numbers.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
We define a “time” variable t = i/n for the ith vertex, which falls in the range 0 < t ≤ 1, then let pt (k in , kout) be the probability that a vertex at time t has in- and out-degrees k in and kout .
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
Since f (t, u) is independent of n for given κin (t) and κout(u), Pij [and P (t, u)] goes as 1/n in a sparse graph as graph size becomes large and hence vanishes in the limit.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
We can make an estimate of fij for an observed network by taking a window of vertices around i and another around j , counting the number of edges between vertices in the two windows, and then dividing in turn by the number of in-stubs in the first window and out-stubs in the second and multiplying by m .
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
From these data we extracted values for fij as described and also calculated the full in- and out-degree sequences and used them to evaluate the analytic expression (14) for the same quantity.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
Figure 17(a) shows the result for zo = 5 and ˜Po = −10: The excess field is rapidly screened out, and for z & −4 we see that ˜P (z ) follows P (z ) closely.
Strongly nonlinear dynamics of electrolytes in large ac voltages
One key point of a dark matter directional detector project is to show the possibility to reconstruct a 3D track, as the required exposure to sign any directional asymmetry is decreased by an order of magnitude between 2D read-out and 3D read-out .
A prototype of a directional detector for non-baryonic dark matter search: MIMAC (Micro-TPC Matrix of Chambers)