from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To last longer than.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to live, last or remain longer than something else
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To exceed in duration; to survive; to endure longer than.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To last longer than; exceed in duration; outlive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. live longer than
Think in terms of day by day needs -- Not hoarding to 'outlast' a depression.
Wiley kittens can almost always outlast Navy Seals with sledgehammers.
But even under the cold gray skies there are unseen people out there fighting to make something beautiful that might outlast the chill winds that blow through the concrete canyons that define the city.
She and Jill Biden, the vice president's wife, say they intend to build a program that can outlast their husbands' tenure.
Unfortunately, the rising threat of an Iranian Winter—nuclear or otherwise—is likely to outlast and overshadow any Arab Spring.
We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.
Of course, there's still that niggling problem of unemployment, which will outlast the glow of Obama's speech.
Whereas Google was collegial, working for the White House was like a season of the reality show Survivor, whose motto was “Outwit, outplay, outlast.”
Its effects have been deep in Europe, and outlast the doctrine.
So far, signs of a slowdown in China that are weighing on the country's broader markets haven't damped enthusiasm for the consumption story, which appeals in part because it offers a longer-term bet on spending patterns that should outlast any short-term market downturn.
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