• WordNet 3.6
    • v outpace surpass in speed "Malthus believed that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outpace To exceed in development or performance; to outdo.
    • Outpace To outgo; to move faster than; to leave behind.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outpace To outwalk or outrun; leave behind.
    • outpace To pace out; pass or go out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outpace owt-pās′ to walk faster than.
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  • Ovid
    “A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Outpass


In literature:

His companion was a lady, tall and erect, walking with a vigorous step which outpaced the gentleman beside her.
"Tales of Terror and Mystery" by Arthur Conan Doyle
But, with all her haste, care outpaced her steeds or carriers.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
Accordingly, the next morning found me in the new field, with one set of difficulties outpaced for the moment only to make room for another.
"Branded" by Francis Lynde
This was the situation when we set out for Nancy, our big car running slowly, in order not to outpace the rickety Red Cross cab.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
But I know they can outpace us.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
She could outpace her pony.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
One flick of the lash and the mare outpaced Tom, leaving him last of the seven.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
It seemed to him as if he could have outpaced a Scotch express.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
I tried hard to keep up with him, but he outpaced me and every horseman in his squadron.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
He did not gain on me, it is true; but neither did I outpace him.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
Archie falls short of his average shooting, and we are able to outpace a group of some twelve Hun two-seaters that try to intercept us.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
So far Barry's horse clearly outpaced Black Boy, and Jack commenced to think he would win.
"The Second String" by Nat Gould
In vain I called and followed: he outpaced me and left me in a few strides.
"Jock of the Bushveld" by Percy FitzPatrick
Mr Sixpence soon began to know that he had a good man behind him, and to believe he was outpaced.
"Luck at the Diamond Fields" by Dalrymple J. Belgrave
A good runner may outpace an elephant on level ground for a short sprint.
"Life in an Indian Outpost" by Gordon Casserly
But quickly as I went, my thoughts outpaced me.
"My Lady Rotha" by Stanley J. Weyman
Soon he outpaced her, and she fell to walking.
"Sophia" by Stanley J. Weyman
They would outpace me.
"Marmaduke" by Flora Annie Steel
On all sides Shunker found himself forestalled, outpaced, left in the cold.
"Miss Stuart's Legacy" by Flora Annie Steel
As foot soldiers they were fairly outpaced; and they had no cavalry.
"Callias" by Alfred John Church

In poetry:

"The horse is her master!" "The green forges past her!"
"The Clown will outlast her!" "The Clown wins!" "The Clown!"
The white railing races with all the white faces,
The chestnut outpaces, outstretches the brown.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Craft Beer Sales Outpace Expectations.
Demand Could Outpace Supply on the T. Support for WGBH is provided by.
Textile Industry Revenues Outpace GDP Again.
Manufacturing Production Will Outpace the Overall Economy.
Brazil Set to Outpace US Production.
Payments Outpace Vegas and AC.
Could outpace Saudi oil production.
Google to outpace Facebook in US online display ads.
Imports Continue to Outpace Exports.
Spending gains outpace wage growth.
China Aims to Outpace India in IT Outsourcing.
School Meal Costs Outpace Reimbursement Rates.
Corn, soybean harvests outpace 2011.
Medium voltage drives growth in Brazil to outpace China.
Markets Outpace Regulators in Evaluating LNG Export Projects.

In science:

As seen in Proposition 1, each particle jumps at random times to rank 1, and gradually moves to the right (increasing number) without outpacing any other particles on its right.
Existence of an infinite particle limit of stochastic ranking process
If the temporal growth of v outpaces the temporal growth of ρ (to which cs is connected) at small values of r , then the final stationary infall process will be transonic.
Implications of nonlinearity for spherically symmetric accretion
However, core density also increases, and this increase outpaces the temperature increase needed to maintain burning and, as ash becomes fuel, to ignite the next burning stages.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
It should be noted that the gain region interior to the shock, in which neutrino heating outpaces capture cooling, surrounds a net cooling region where cooling dominates.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
As a testament to their success, the theory of random forests has long been outpaced by their application in practice.
Consistency of Online Random Forests
At the same time, QCD issues were so integral to the considerations of other Physics, Experimental and Accelerator working groups, that demands regularly outpaced supply, even for the deep intellectual resources assembled on the mountainside.
Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions
Other methods for estimating MBH are also possible (Chiang; Nelson). A possibly surprising result is that some black holes with masses ∼ 3 × 109 M⊙ already existed at redshifts z > 6; such rapid, early black hole formation may have outpaced the star formation in the quasar host galaxies (Vestergaard).
Conference Summary: AGN Physics with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
For example, it has been found that the primase acts, at least effectively, as a molecular “brake” preventing the leading-strand synthesis from outpacing the lagging-strand synthesis of DNA [81, 82].
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Recent improvements in the nuclear measurements have been very rapid, outpacing the corresponding improvements in the neutron edm limit.
Symposium Summary and Outlook: Twenty Years of Meson Factory Physics
Progress in the years after the PCP Theorem was extremely rapid, even outpacing the expectations of the researchers working in this area.
Inapproximability of Combinatorial Optimization Problems