outvie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v outvie be more of a rival than
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Outvie To exceed in vying.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outvie To outbid; outdo; surpass in rivalry or emulation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outvie owt-vī′ to go beyond in vying with: to exceed: to surpass.
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Usage

In literature:

What aspirations, wishes, outvie thine and ours O soul?
"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
The truth of passion keeps pace with and outvies the extravagance of mere language.
"Liber Amoris, or, The New Pygmalion" by William Hazlitt
And what can in whiteness the swan outvie?
"Romantic Ballads translated from the Danish; and Miscellaneous Pieces" by George Borrow
Forsooth, a pair of boots will not outvie a stage-play in your eyes, and you will not prefer a windmill to the Church of Saint Ouen.
"Balzac" by Frederick Lawton
There was to have been a masquerade outvying all European masquerades in splendour.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
But Jesus, thy Savior, outvies him in love.
"The Snow-Drop" by Sarah S. Mower
Thenceforward he went through transformation after transformation, outvying the legendary chameleon.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
He outvies even the Spaniards in cruelty.
"Mr. Fortescue" by William Westall
Large rose-trees, covered with blooms, outvied each other in scenting the air with delicious perfume.
"The Argosy" by Various
The field is pitch'd, but such must be your wars, As that your kisses must outvie the stars.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
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In poetry:

Are dung-hills deck'd with flow'ry glore,
Which Solomon's outvie?
Sure thine is infinitely more,
Thy Husband decks the sky.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
"Hold (said a fourth), I here protest
My praises must outvie the best;
For I'm of all the human race
The highest miracle of grace."
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. V." by Ralph Erskine
So shall the stream of time flow by
And leave each year a richer good,
And matron loveliness outvie
The nameless charm of maidenhood.
"At School-Close" by John Greenleaf Whittier
No incense which the Orient burns
Is sweeter than our hillside ferns;
What tropic splendor can outvie
Our autumn woods, our sunset sky?
"Haverhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The pow'rs of her monstrous adoption to try,
'Midst, Syria! thy waterless waste,
She bade him the blast of thy desert outvie,
And defile all thy relics of taste.
"The Fury Of Discord" by Sir John Carr
"What fills the valleys one and all?
What is cloth'd best in the monarch's hall?
What cries more loud than cranes can cry?
And what can in whiteness the swan outvie?
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow