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Etymologies

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out- +‎ top

Examples

  • Does this creative team just try and out-top each other with something outlandish?

    Was (Not Was) Still Is

  • Euthydemus443 “the beautiful” had (Socrates was given to understand) collected a large library, consisting of the most celebrated poets and philosophers,444 by help of which he already believed himself to be more than a match for his fellows in wisdom, and indeed might presently expect to out-top them all in capacity of speech and action. 445

    Memorabilia

  • But since our object is that they should set their hearts on virtuous pre-eminence, we must prove to them that such headship combined with virtue is an old time-honoured heritage which pertains to them beyond all others, and that if they strive earnestly after it they will soon out-top the world.

    Memorabilia

  • How glorious to out-top the archdeacon in his own cathedral city; to sit above prebendaries and canons and have the cathedral pulpit and all the cathedral services altogether at his own disposal!

    Barchester Towers

  • We are, in general, not much disposed to like any custom, or mode of dress, which is greatly at variance with what we have been long used to, and the enormous height of the bonnets in France produces, in my opinion, an effect far from pleasing; the ladies, by their strange costume, _out-top_ many of the military.

    A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium

  • I am by no means convinced that either the third wave -- the [Greek] _trikumia_ of the Greeks -- or the tenth wave, as the Latin _fluctus decimanus_ seems to suggest -- is always larger than its tempestuous comrades, but ashore or afloat you do now and then see a giant, formed mysteriously in accordance with the laws of fluids, that does out-top its fellows,

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands

  • It does not undertake to explain or dogmatically to settle those questions or solve those dark mysteries which out-top human knowledge.

    The Builders A Story and Study of Masonry

  • If all my ascensions could be put together, they would out-top Olympus and make Ossa a wart.

    America To-day, Observations and Reflections

  • As Mount Saint Helena among her foothills, so these dark giants out-top their fellow-vegetables.

    The Silverado Squatters

  • Euthydemus (1) "the beautiful" had (Socrates was given to understand) collected a large library, consisting of the most celebrated poets and philosophers, (2) by help of which he already believed himself to be more than a match for his fellows in wisdom, and indeed might presently expect to out-top them all in capacity of speech and action.

    The Memorabilia

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