outrun


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outrun

verb beat, catch up, catch up with, come up to, edge out, gain on, leave behind, leave standing, outdo, outmaneuver, outpace, outperform, outrange, outreach, outrival, outstrip, overtake, pass, prevail over, win
See also: surpass
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Our mere anticipations of life outrun its realities.
He could outclimb, outswim, outrun, outdevil any of them; while none dared fight with him.
The little girl was not to be outrun, and though she panted and turned weird colours, kept by my side and even talked.
I'll outrun him, and cast this leg into some ditch or other.
he must bear witness to the light, and always outrun that sympathy which gives him such keen satisfaction, by his fidelity to new revelations of the incessant soul.
She's only sixteen, and she can outrun nine colts out of ten.
I reckon, Abiram, you could glean a living among the grasshoppers: you ar' an active man, and might outrun the nimblest skipper of them all.
It was with a peculiar kind of pantomime that Mr Willet filled up every pause; and in this he was considered by the Black Lion, who had been his familiar for some years, quite to surpass and go beyond himself, and outrun the expectations of his most admiring friends.
No, no; your young white, who gathers his learning from books and can measure what he knows by the page, may conceit that his knowledge, like his legs, outruns that of his fathers', but, where experience is the master, the scholar is made to know the value of years, and respects them accordingly.
He only replied, ``Silence, maiden; thy tongue outruns thy discretion.
For when things are once come to the execution, there is no secrecy, comparable to celerity; like the motion of a bullet in the air, which flieth so swift, as it outruns the eye.
Dickens' zeal for reform, also, sometimes outruns his judgment or knowledge and leads him to assault evils that had actually been abolished long before he wrote.