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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of outreason.
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The spectator is not a dupe who gets fooled but a rational actor who gets outreasoned.
No one who has a moderate share of common-sense fails to detect the open flatterer; but great care must be taken lest the wily and covert flatterer may insinuate himself; for he is not very easily recognized, since he often assents by opposing, plays the game of disputing in a smooth, caressing way, and at length submits, and suffers himself to be outreasoned, so as to make him on whom he is practising his arts appear to have had the deeper insight.
I opened my mouth to ask a question, then realized that I’d been outreasoned by a ratgirl.