Definitions

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  • n. An outlet; a passage outward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An outlet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An outlet; a passage outward.
  • n. The act or fact of going out; exit.

Etymologies

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out +‎ gate

Examples

  • But it is time to turn to some of those special and rare outgates that the Amen with the keys gave to His favoured handmaiden, the Lady Robertland; and the first kind of outgate, on account of which she was always such an astonishment to herself, was what she would call her outgate from providential disabilities, entanglements, and embarrassments.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • Robertland; and the first kind of outgate, on account of which she was always such an astonishment to herself, was what she would call her outgate from providential disabilities, entanglements, and embarrassments.

    Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents

  • And be that semeliminal salmon solemonly angled, ingate and outgate.

    Finnegans Wake

  • But of all glass-coaches we recommend this to thee, O Reader, which stands drawn up in the Rue de l'Echelle, hard by the Carrousel and outgate of the Tuileries; in the Rue de l'Echelle that then was, "opposite Ronsin the saddler's door," as if waiting for a fare there.

    A Book of English Prose Part II, Arranged for Secondary and High Schools

  • Who shall give me an outgate from this body? cries the great apostle, not chafing in his chains for death, but for the true life that lies beyond death.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • An outgate is just a gate out, a way of redemption, deliverance and escape.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • But still they were present in this body of sin and death, and absent from the Lord, and they pined, and, I fear, sinfully murmured sometimes, for the last and the greatest and the best outgate of all.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • Cast yourself at His feet, and see if you do not get at His hands as rare an outgate and as wonderfully waled a cross as the very best of them got.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • O rare outgate from the scorn of the causeway to the smelting-house of 'Him who hath His fire in Zion!'

    Samuel Rutherford

  • And there is no outgate for him except what he can make with his two hands.

    Patsy

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