Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To surpass in braving or defying; exceed in daring or audacity.
- v. To stand out bravely against; to face up to courageously.
- v. To surpass or outrival.
- v. To be more brave than.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To excel in bravery or in insolence; to defy with superior courage or audacity.
- v. To excel in magnificence or comeliness.
- v. be braver than
- v. resist bravely
- From out- + brave. (Wiktionary)
“For some time she endeavoured to outbrave me; neither the fiddler nor she desisted; but at last she gave over, and the musician laid aside his instrument. . .”
“But Jed was bound to outbrave me, and I was equally bound to outbrave him.”
“What a deal of money did Henry VIII. and Francis I. king of France, spend at that  famous interview? and how many vain courtiers, seeking each to outbrave other, spent themselves, their livelihood and fortunes, and died beggars?”
“And there can be no more infallible evidence of a miscarriage in such a condition, than when pride, or passion, or prejudice, or any corrupt affection, can either outbrave or stifle that compliance with a just reproof which conscience will assuredly tender, Rom. ii.”
“I see,' said the genie, 'that you both outbrave me, but both of you shall know, by the treatment I give you, what I am capable of doing.”
“I see," said the genie, "that you both outbrave me, but both of you shall know by my treatment of you of what I am capable.”
“A man, or a woman for that matter, should have the courage to outbrave an oath when it hurts the innocent.”
“Not that we need suppose him to have made it a point of honour to outbrave the new law in general by continuing to publish without a licence; but because, in this particular case, he had no choice but to do so, and did not mind doing so.”
“Aramis wished on his part, with his nervous nature, armed with extraordinary courage, to outbrave fatigue, and employ himself with Gourville and”
“And if this once comes to be the case, I cannot see, but that those high blades, who pretend to outbrave hell, and laugh at all apprehensions of future misery, yet when they come to feel the hand of”
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