Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To outshine; excel in brilliancy.
- To flash out.
“The two sites have been head to head in terms of unique visitors for years, with a slight lead for holiday campaign proved to "outflash" Snapfish, magnetizing almost double the users to its holiday, gifts and cards sections on the site.”
“She had turned upon him swiftly with an outflash of the playful daring which had been one of his major fetterings in time past -- the ecstatic little charm that goes with quick repartee and instant and sympathetic apprehension.”
“Clearly, as on that evening, we shall always see, distinct in the quiet light of the afterglow, the ranks of serious faces, touched and stilled by the surprise of a contagious sympathy, as English boys and Welsh cottagers looked each other in the face, and felt, if for the space of a few heartbeats only, an outflash of that ancient kinship which binds man and man together more than race and circumstance divide.”
“One stride of the actor, one outflash of arm and staff, foiled the blow, and when a second was turned on him the cane flew from Julian's hand he knew not how and dropped ten feet away.”
“The water from the flying oars shall not outflash my little girl.”
“Enough that he shone in the light of the sun (which came through a windowful of bull's-eyes upon him, and was surprised to see stars by daylight), but the glint of his jewels and glow of his gold diverted no eye from the calm, sad face which in the day of battle could outflash them all.”
“Sonnet _'Check every outflash, every ruder sally'_ xxix.”
“Enough that he shone in the light of the sun (which came through a windowful of bull’s-eyes upon him, and was surprised to see stars by daylight), but the glint of his jewels and glow of his gold diverted no eye from the calm, sad face which in the day of battle could outflash them all.”
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