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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of out-Herod.

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Examples

  • From this day forward she out-heroded Herod, in her efforts to make of herself exactly what Mary thought she ought to be.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • Kingsley acquiesced in this, but referred to some American poetry, so called, which Emerson had lately edited, and in his preface had out-Heroded Herod.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • Let it suffice, that among spendthrifts I out-Heroded Herod, and that, giving name to a multitude of novel follies, I added no brief appendix to the long catalogue of vices then usual in the most dissolute university of

    Selections from Poe

  • In truth the masquerade license of the night was nearly unlimited; but the figure in question had out-Heroded Herod, and gone beyond the bounds of even the Prince's indefinite decorum.

    Selections from Poe

  • The mounted National Guard who came after the royal carriage out-Heroded

    A Sailor of King George

  • You deliberately flung me aside all because ---- Why, look here! "moving toward her in uncontrollable agitation," say I had sinned above the Galileans -- say that lie was true -- say I had out-Heroded Herod in evil courses, still am I past the pale of forgiveness?

    April's Lady A Novel

  • _Jaffier_, &c. but lost his credit, as in Alexander he maintained not the dignity of a king, but out-heroded Herod; and in his poisoned mad scene out-raved all probability, while Betterton kept his passion under, and showed it most, as fume smokes most when stifled.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 3

  • While in some respects, such as this terrible savagery, Bolshevism has out-Heroded Herod and surpassed the régime of the Romanovs in cruel oppression, upon the whole its methods have been very like that of the latter.

    Bolshevism The Enemy of Political and Industrial Democracy

  • The committee, if unchecked, would have out-Heroded the War Office itself in multiplying regulations.

    A Padre in France

  • I out-heroded Herod, wouldn't touch a grape, and went in the most delicious danger of being knifed for my principles by the thieving crew I had joined.

    Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

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