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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of outbalance.


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  • Abortion must be the most trivial thing in the world–right down there with blowing your nose–to be outbalanced by convenience issues like these.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Constitutional Right to Self-Defense?

  • I expect that the increase in cost which favors the rich & foolish will be more than outbalanced by the increase in rigor, so that a higher proportion of the summitting slots will end up going to people who can actually use them in reasonable safety.

    An Everest Proposal

  • But too often in history, reality comes in the form of dreams so sundered that one wonders if the gains outbalanced the losses.

    Ex-Billionaire's Nightmare: Yukos Bankruptcy Suit Set

  • And she longed with an intensity that outbalanced for the time every other feeling that he should confess his sin fully, entirely — see it in all its ugliness and gather himself together into a deep repentance before he went down into silence, or before he made a fresh start in life.

    Red Pottage

  • The occasional Zell Miller seems to me more than outbalanced by the Daschles, Hollingses, Harkinses, and Dorgans disclaimer: I once worked in Byron Dorgan's office, when he was in the House rather than the Senate, the occasional Gramm or Goldwater by the Helmses and Thurmonds.

    09/15/2002 - 09/22/2002

  • As usual when they met face-to-face, the demands of common courtesy and of a common cause outbalanced personal differences.


  • Although reserve additions have shifted to more difficult and potentially more costly locations, technological progress has outbalanced potentially diminishing returns.

    Chapter 9

  • It is far outbalanced to any drag, and that's obvious.

    Secretary Bentsen Briefing On Taxes

  • These six men were expected to take both luncheon and dinner at the farm, but only the Hollanders turned up in the evening, perhaps because the excellence of the fare was outbalanced by the long prayers and hymns with which the meal was prefaced and ended.

    Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

  • Thither they rushed, and for a moment the ludicrous scene far outbalanced the seriousness of what had happened.

    Ted Strong's Motor Car


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