Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of out-top.

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Examples

  • You know your Homer: ‘Far to excel, out-topping all the rest!’

    Imperium

  • The silk-cotton trees, which rear their enormous trunks to a stupendous height, far out-topping all the other trees of the forest, are regarded with reverence throughout West Africa, from the Senegal to the Niger, and are believed to be the abode of a god or spirit.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • But the responsive spirit, reaching ever outward into new forms of feeling, can thrill at sight of those Titanic structures out-topping the Palisades themselves, thrusting their squareness adventurously into the smoke-grayed air, and telling the triumph of man's mind over the forces of nature in this fulfillment of the needs of irrepressible activity, this expression of tremendous actuality and life.

    The Gate of Appreciation Studies in the Relation of Art to Life

  • Higher and higher sped those two dark specks, far out-topping the scattered remnant of the flock.

    Bob, Son of Battle

  • But as the British generals saw their officers go to jail, and found that their impudence and assumption were met by keen reproofs, they gradually comprehended that Washington was not a man to be trifled with, and that in him was a pride and dignity out-topping theirs and far stronger, because grounded on responsibility borne and work done, and on the deep sense of a great and righteous cause.

    George Washington

  • This even tint was indeed broken up by streaks of yellow sand-break in the lower lands, and by many tall trees of the pine family, out-topping the others -- some singly, some in clumps; but the general colouring was uniform and sad.

    Treasure Island

  • I ... will plant it upon an high mountain -- Zion; destined to be the moral center and eminence of grace and glory shining forth to the world, out-topping all mundane elevation.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • This even tint was indeed broken up by streaks of yellow sand-break in the lower lands and by many tall trees of the pine family, out-topping the others -- some singly, some in clumps; but the general coloring was uniform and sad.

    Treasure Island

  • Nearly surrounding this beautiful country swept a semicircle of magnificent mountains of the most picturesque description, one out-topping the other, while in the far distance the stately Semiru raised his lofty cone into the blue sky.

    Mark Seaworth

  • Then in the third place, having beheld Ajax, the old man asked: "Who is that other Achæan hero, valiant and great, out-topping the Argives by his head and broad shoulders?"

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)

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