• WordNet 3.6
    • v outweigh be heavier than
    • v outweigh weigh more heavily "these considerations outweigh our wishes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
    • v. t Outweigh To exceed in weight or value.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outweigh To exceed in weight; weigh more or be heavier than; turn the scale against; overweigh; overbalance; surpass in gravity or importance.
    • outweigh To be too great a burden or task for; over-task.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Outweigh owt-wā′ to exceed in weight or importance: to overtask.
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  • Billy Connelly
    Billy Connelly
    “I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be.”
  • John Macnaughton
    John Macnaughton
    “Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.”


In literature:

And the good far outweighed the evil.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Would love outweigh honor?
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
I say again, my responsibilities to my team outweigh my personal desires.
"Teams" by Ann Wilson
That fur outweighs the taking of a few postage stamps from some country offices.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
Rogers has qualities which outweigh the little weaknesses of his character.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
It was no doubt rough travelling along the Lena, and yet the pleasures of the journey far outweighed its ills.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
This: one thing they know outweighing all they know not.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
The prize outweighed the virtue of party consistency.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
How love outweighs the balance!
"Vera" by Oscar Wilde
Inclination, alas, outweighed duty.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson

In poetry:

No task is ill where hand and brain
And skill and strength have equal gain,
And each shall each in honor hold,
And simple manhood outweigh gold.
"Haverhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Who gives and hides the giving hand,
Nor counts on favor, fame, or praise,
Shall find his smallest gift outweighs
The burden of the sea and land.
"Giving And Taking" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Sometimes He appears as if tormented,
and His body jerks as if plagued by pain;
but these spells are always outweighed by the
number of His countless other worlds.
"In The Beginning" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Though Christ was God as well as man, and high'r
Than all our race, and all in worth outweigh'd;
Yet, to his mother and reputed sire,
He proper honour and obedience paid.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
Now that we've lost, as was fore-doomed, the day--
Now that the good by ill has been outweighed--
Let us plant olives on the rugged way,
Once proudly trodden by Mahone's Brigade.
"Mahone's Brigade" by James Barron Hope
Rome's annals hint not of the name
Of him whose dust lay treasured here,
But could the fleeting breath of fame
Have made him to her heart more dear?
A word of tenderness outweighs
In woman's soul a world of praise.
"In A Columbarium" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

New study says benefits may outweigh risks for some.
Needs of many outweigh needs of few.
The rewards outweigh the stresses of a reporting career.
Pros Outweigh the Cons in Print E-Procurement.
Benefits of PSA testing may outweigh harms, study suggests.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that the health benefits of fish may outweigh the negative impacts of mercury.
Risks outweigh benefits for ovarian cancer screening.
Benefits outweigh risks (but it's still a personal decision).
Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs.
Pediatrics group says circumcision's benefits outweigh risks amid US decline in procedure.
(CBS News) The health benefits from male circumcision outweigh the risks, says the American Academy of Pediatrics in its latest guidelines on the controversial procedure published Monday.
FDA says Avastin's Risks Outweigh Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients.
Gains outweigh concerns about international student growth.
Most Americans say shale development rewards outweigh the risks.
Supplemental Capital's Benefits Outweigh Arguments Against.

In science:

If a model receives a high XLAnalyst score then it is likely to be harder to work with, although a good overall design can more than outweigh a high score.
EuSpRIG 2006 Commercial Spreadsheet Review
While there should also be a mean shift (i.e. bias correction) in f C 0 relative to f0 , Devlin and Roeder argue that the overdispersion outweighs the bias; this has been supported by other authors using simulation studies (Wacholder et al. ).
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
This increase in complexity (hence cost) is far outweighed, however, by the benefits in terms of total scientific output and facility efficiency.
The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview
Clearly, in this method, it is hoped that the advantages of conserving total energy outweigh the disadvantages of local thermal energies that may be sub ject to large numerical error.
General Relativistic MHD Jets
This approach would lose its effectiveness if we were primarily interested in testing the validity of the asymptotic approximation as the sample size varies, but for applications, by definition on a finite sample, it seems to us that the interpretative advantage outweighs this disadvantage.
Is Brownian motion necessary to model high-frequency data?