• WordNet 3.6
    • v outshine attract more attention and praise than others "This film outshone all the others in quality"
    • v outshine shine brighter than "What star outshines the sun?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Outshine To shine forth. "Bright, outshining beams."
    • Outshine To shine more brightly than.
    • Outshine To surpass in splendor, excellence, or achievement. "A throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outshine To shine out or forth; emit beams or luster.
    • outshine To shine more brightly than; surpass in brilliancy or luster; hence, to be more illustrious, beautiful, witty, etc., than; surpass in some good quality.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Outshine owt-shīn′ to shine out or forth
    • v.t Outshine to excel in shining: to be brighter than
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In literature:

I declare you far outshine the demoiselles of the public balls!
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
So does the stamp of love's seal, when new, outshine every subsequent impression.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
As the sun outshines the stars, so do you outshine all other women!
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
Do the souls of men whose books, So they tell us, outshine DICKENS, rise superior to "spooks"?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, March 1, 1890" by Various
It is the manifestation of His splendour and the outshining of His excellence.
"The Prayers of St. Paul" by W. H. Griffith Thomas
Like Hedda she is ambitious to outshine any circle in which she finds herself.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Perhaps they are afraid that one who has been a governess may outshine them in wisdom?
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
His "Nay, nay," and "Yea, yea," will outlast and outshine their double-tongued prevarication and flattery.
"Talkers" by John Bate
But the sisters, who had always been rather jealous of Helga, were secretly pleased that their bridegrooms should outshine hers.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Amongst the handsomest and most accomplished in skill-at-arms, there was none anywhere who could outshine Prince Moufy.
"Old-Time Stories" by Charles Perrault

In poetry:

Thy beauty was diviner,
Than the summer moon,
And thou didst outshine her,
At her noon.
"Love Without Hope" by James Avis Bartley
But in his looks a glory stands,
The noblest labor of thine hands;
The pleasing lustre of his eyes
Outshines the wonders of the skies.
"Hymn 47" by Isaac Watts
Now 'mid these scenes the drearest
I dream of her, the dearest,--
Whose eyes outshine the Southern stars,
So far, and yet the nearest.
"Lese-Amour" by John Hay
A little while, then, Caroline,
In that bright world we'll meet again,
Where, like the sun, thou shalt outshine,
Among the holy train.
"Requiescat In Pace. On The Death Of Caroline Millen Clark, Who Died 1st December, 1857." by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Cloth'd with the sun, thy robes of light
The morning rays outshine:
The lamps of heav'n are not so bright,
Thy Husband decks thee fine.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Ye Ladys, whose enchanting eyes,
Outshine the beautys of the skys,
Forget awhile your chat and needle,
To find out this mysterious riddle.
"An Ænigma" by Samuel Bowden

In news:

For candidates, politics outshines religion.
The Chevrolet Sonic outshines its predecessor, the Aveo, and comes in hatchback and sedan styles.
Microsoft Aims to Outshine Adobe 's Flash.
Raisman outshines the star and star-crossed in gymnastics.
Andrews outshines Mean Green duo.
This dish, for some, is a weeknight meal, but come Thanksgiving, this dish becomes a co-star in most holiday dinners (of course, no dish should outshine the Thanksgiving turkey).
Although the family dynamic outshines the thriller elements of the novel — which are also well done — "Black Fridays" is definitely worth the investment.
Kid outshines cheerleaders and mascot with his dance moves.
For years, corporate leaders have strategized to find 'missing puzzle pieces' that will make their business outshine the rest.
"Silent House": Terror Outshines Its Genre.
As global consumers shop mobile , Apple outshines rivals.
Veteran indie rockers outshine young bands in Central Park.
PHILADELPHIA — Cam Newton returned to his rookie form to outshine a seventh-round draft pick starting his first game since high school.
Fort Smith Fall Cleanup Outshines Predecessor .
Luck outshines Griffin, but Redskins win 30-17.

In science:

In the lower two panels, past star formation episodes were so productive that the stars produced then are outshining the recently formed stars, even at this high energy end of the spectrum.
Star formation trends in high-redshift galaxy surveys: the elephant or the tail?
The secondary eclipse is visible at phase 0.5 at the beginning of outburst in the V band (depth 0.05 mag.), when the disc has not brightenend sufficiently to outshine the secondary (see Fig. 3).
A Spatially Resolved `Inside-out' Outburst of IP Pegasi
In those models the shape of the contact discontinuity is far from comet–like, as predicted by Dyson et al. (1993); but at the same time the contact discontinuity is not a region which produces a lot of emission, as the ionization front outshines it by many factors.
Photoevaporating flows from the cometary knots in the Helix nebula (NGC 7293)
In that case, lasers of even moderate power, tens of kilowatts, can outshine the host star when focussed by large apertures during transmission (see §2.3).
Optical SETI: A Spectroscopic Search for Laser Emission from Nearby Stars
Lastly, the laser needs only to outshine the photon noise of the stellar flux, not the flux itself, within that resolution element since we are looking at differences in the spectra.
Optical SETI: A Spectroscopic Search for Laser Emission from Nearby Stars