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  • v. Present participle of outflank.


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  • Some of the Highland Brigade very sensibly withdrew towards the right of the Boer position with the idea of outflanking and enfilading the enemy.

    With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train

  • His mistrust of the quality of the infantry under his command had originally led him to form a line of considerable depth; this he now thought fit to extend with the idea of outflanking and cutting off all chance of egress from the enemy.

    A History of Rome During the Later Republic and Early Principate

  • In response -- a kind of outflanking operation -- the group invited about 30 of us, including the author David Grossman, former speaker Avrum Burg, NIF President Naomi Chazan,


  • Hence, it is nonsensical to talk about corporations 'outflanking' the state, as if states are not party to the process of globalisation.


  • But Germany later invaded by going around ( "outflanking") the Maginot Line.

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  • In a piece published by the Guardian's Comment is Free, Lord Stewart Wood, one of his closest advisers, says that matching the Tories cut for cut or outflanking them on the right would be a blind alley.

    Ed Miliband tells Labour to face reality of deficit

  • The prospect of Tottenham Hotspur abandoning plans to rebuild White Hart Lane and moving instead to the Olympic Stadium moved a significant step closer yesterday when the club's corporate partners revealed plans to ditch the running track after the 2012 Games and spoke openly about outflanking West Ham's rival bid.

    Olympic Stadium now first choice for Tottenham

  • Together they make a singular Mutt-and-Jeff act, with Mr. Menjou's avuncular and cool Broulard outranking—and ultimately outflanking—Mr. Macready's Mireau, an amoral martinet who cares for nothing but his own advancement.

    A Great Film's Sadly Timeless Message

  • This approach required either outflanking or assaulting a sequence of defended villages and towns: San Antonio, Churubusco, and Padierna near Contreras.

    Between War and Peace

  • On April 17–18 the Americans won a battle by outflanking the trenches.

    Between War and Peace


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