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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of outrun.

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Examples

  • Of course, there are natures whose perceptiveness outruns their power of expression -- and these are, as a rule, the dissatisfied, unhappy temperaments that one encounters; there are others whose power of expression outruns their perceptiveness, and these are facile, fluent, empty, agreeable writers.

    The Silent Isle

  • Monet's handicraft has grown like a weed; it now overtops and chokes the idea; it seems in these façades to exist by itself, like a monstrous and unnatural ivy, independent of support; and when expression outruns the thought, it ceases to charm.

    Modern Painting

  • But whether I saw it, or whether I knew it by any more summary process, such as outruns the eyes sometimes, is more than I dare presume to say.

    Erema

  • But whether I saw it, or whether I knew it by any more summary process, such as outruns the eyes sometimes, is more than I dare presume to say.

    Erema — My Father's Sin

  • PREAKNESSThe race: Rachel Alexandra outruns the boysRivalry: Rachel Alexandra, Mine That Bird prove worthyPhoto gallery: Smaller crowd after beer policy change despite compelling race, ZZ TopMaryland tradition: Governor insists race will stay in statePreviews: How handicappers saw it | Rachel Alexandra: Derby winner Borel's new ride | Can girl power win out?

    Rachel Alexandra holds off Mine That Bird, wins Preakness

  • PREAKNESSThe race: Rachel Alexandra outruns the boysRivalry: Rachel Alexandra, Mine That Bird prove worthyPhoto gallery: Smaller crowd after beer policy change despite compelling race, ZZ TopMaryland tradition: Governor insists race will stay in statePreviews: How handicappers saw it | Rachel Alexandra: Derby winner Borel's new ride | Can girl power win out?

    Guide to Preakness picks from pros and computer

  • PREAKNESSThe race: Rachel Alexandra outruns the boysRivalry: Rachel Alexandra, Mine That Bird prove worthyPhoto gallery: Smaller crowd after beer policy change despite compelling race, ZZ TopMaryland tradition: Governor insists race will stay in statePreviews: How handicappers saw it | Rachel Alexandra: Derby winner Borel's new ride | Can girl power win out?

    Maryland governor vows Preakness isn't going anywhere

  • Overall, then, it appears that the U.S. government's desire for nuclear weapons far outruns its need for them -- even by the logic of nuclear deterrence.

    Lawrence Wittner: How Many Nuclear Weapons Does the U.S. Government Need?

  • In the defensive backfield, he outruns linebackers and manhandles safeties.

    San Francisco's Unlikely Threat

  • (Columbia Pictures) "The Social Network" stays put in first place, Katherine Heigl outruns a Triple Crown winner and the horror genre takes another hit.

    Weekend box office: 'Social Network' is still on top

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