Definitions

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  • adj. of an unusually large size
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of outsize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. larger than normal for its kind

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Examples

  • I believe that long-term outsized investment returns can be achieved by spotting trends early and continuing to examine the underlying assumptions.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Just how outsized is digital media’s presence in a child’s life?

    Well Adjusted Teens Do Better on Social Media Sites | Impact Lab

  • President Obama has chosen a less dramatic path -- moral suasion -- calling the outsized bonuses "shameful" and going several times to Wall Street to appeal for change.

    Carla Seaquist: Recovery Without a Reckoning

  • After all, Lloyd Doggett, a Democratic representative of Texas and senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, recently called outsized severance packages for executives "outrageous."

    Forbes.com: News

  • Mr. SONDHEIM: No, I mean, we knew we were writing for that kind of outsized personality that she's got.

    Look, He Made A Hat: Sondheim Talks Sondheim

  • As someone with experience training raptors for "outsized" quarry, I agree with Carl that this is not a difficult task, given firm grounding in basic techniques; although I take small exception to Carl's dim view of the motivations for doing this.

    When eagles go bad, one more time... part II

  • Not every troubled-company workout generates for Third Avenue investors the kind of outsized profits that came from Whitman's decision to invest in bonds issued by a then-bankrupt Kmart.

    Swimming Happily Against the Tide -- Third Avenue's Marty Whitman Finds Lots to Buy

  • All she had to do was walk back and forth on a fashion show runway in Milan modeling a few of his two-piece "outsized" bathing suits.

    The O'Reilly Factor

  • TRI-N is poised to post "outsized" revenue gains and generate significantly more free cash flow, benefiting from the economic recovery, new product investments and synergy efforts, said CIBC World Markets Inc. analyst Robert Bek.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • I've tended to think of the opposite of judicial activism as the kind of outsized deference shown to actions by the legislature and the executive that we tend to see in areas like national security, where the courts have traditionally been willing to endorse any action with even slight justification.

    BTDF

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