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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of outrun.

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Examples

  • Of course, there are natures whose perceptiveness outruns their power of expression -- and these are, as a rule, the dissatisfied, unhappy temperaments that one encounters; there are others whose power of expression outruns their perceptiveness, and these are facile, fluent, empty, agreeable writers.

    The Silent Isle

  • Monet's handicraft has grown like a weed; it now overtops and chokes the idea; it seems in these façades to exist by itself, like a monstrous and unnatural ivy, independent of support; and when expression outruns the thought, it ceases to charm.

    Modern Painting

  • But whether I saw it, or whether I knew it by any more summary process, such as outruns the eyes sometimes, is more than I dare presume to say.

    Erema — My Father's Sin

  • In the defensive backfield, he outruns linebackers and manhandles safeties.

    San Francisco's Unlikely Threat

  • (Columbia Pictures) "The Social Network" stays put in first place, Katherine Heigl outruns a Triple Crown winner and the horror genre takes another hit.

    Weekend box office: 'Social Network' is still on top

  • PREAKNESSThe race: Rachel Alexandra outruns the boysRivalry: Rachel Alexandra, Mine That Bird prove worthyPhoto gallery: Smaller crowd after beer policy change despite compelling race, ZZ TopMaryland tradition: Governor insists race will stay in statePreviews: How handicappers saw it | Rachel Alexandra: Derby winner Borel's new ride | Can girl power win out?

    Guide to Preakness picks from pros and computer

  • Overall, then, it appears that the U.S. government's desire for nuclear weapons far outruns its need for them -- even by the logic of nuclear deterrence.

    Lawrence Wittner: How Many Nuclear Weapons Does the U.S. Government Need?

  • And just as the Bank of England is looking through the temporary outruns in consumer prices, it'll want more evidence slowing growth is delivering slowing inflation before it looks to ease policy further.

    We Have to Pity Poor Mervyn King

  • Non-anonymous teachers and doctors who enter wikipedia as a result do so at the risk to their jobs and reputations, for especially in recent years, “editors” without culture or in many cases subject-matter knowledge will trash their reputations and endanger their jobs based on a growing Scholasticism which outruns common sense.

    Wikipedia Tries Approval System to Reduce Vandalism on Pages - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • How about for the action part he outmaneuvers and outruns a group of elite aliens with powers after taking their transmitter in curiosity, After he thoroughly duped his chasers one mistake gets him caught in the end.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » How to Storyboard a Comic Book

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