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


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  • Those who mock France for building forts that were supposedly "outflanked" should know the "impregnable" modern US fortifications at Manila, and Britain's Fortress Singapore, were both taken from the rear by the Imperial Japanese Army.

    Eric Margolis: Four Myths About World War II

  • The Conservative leader tells the paper that while he was "outflanked" by Clegg in the TV debate, voters will dismiss the Lib Dems as a serious contender once they learn more about the party's policies. says Labour is now "wooing" Clegg "in earnest" amid mouting speculation there will be a hung parlaiment.

    The Guardian World News

  • The mayor "outflanked" the large contingent of known community activists who showed up at the Council chambers to oppose the switch by running an informal poll of City residents on her Facebook page.

    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • This reference to the Ulster Unionists in particular is a clear sign that Mr Robinson - already under pressure due to last month's European election result - does not intend to find himself "outflanked" by Jim Allister's Traditional Unionist Voice on one side and the Ulster Unionists on the other.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Brown has outflanked Gray by introducing a bill to toughen First Source standards.

    Clock ticking on Mayor Vincent C. Gray's honeymoon

  • Why Moyes's outflanked men missed their Anfield opportunity

    Everton keen to show positive intent to end winless run at Liverpool

  • Jim Webb's 2006 candidacy for U.S. Senate outflanked the candidacy of Harris Miller.

    Peter Rousselot: Why Virginia Democrats Lost the State Senate

  • JM: I think you do look at the competition and you certainly don't want to be outflanked by the competition.

    Zandile Blay: Joe Mimran of Joe Fresh Gambles on NYC

  • Before the Thessalians knew what was happening, Alexander and his troops had outflanked them.

    Alexander the Great

  • It would take days for his entire army to move over the pass and down to the warmer lands below, but Alexander had the satisfaction of knowing he had not only outflanked Bessus, but had crossed the mighty Hindu Kush.

    Alexander the Great


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