Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To sit beyond the time of.
  • To sit longer than (another person); tire out in sitting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To remain sitting, or in session, longer than, or beyond the time of; to outstay.

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  • verb To remain sitting, or in session, longer than, or beyond the time of; to outstay.

Etymologies

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out- +‎ sit

Examples

  • Well, at least he did not outlive his “nemesis”, whom he had managed outsit in the House, Margaret Thatcher.

    So what are we to make of Edward Heath?

  • In the past, his most usual strategy had been to outsit the enemy.

    Cities In Flight

  • Or, perhaps that gentleman was only a pretext, and the young man's experienced eye had read that any attempt to outsit the learned assistant editor was foredoomed to failure.

    Queed

  • Did he outsit the maids and men around his hearth and watch the dying fire with no other companions than his sleeping dogs, fancy placed a scar-let-cloaked figure on the cushion at his feet and raised at his knee a face of sweetest friendliness, whose flower-blue eyes brightened or gloomed in response to his lightest mood ...

    The Ward of King Canute; a romance of the Danish conquest

  • Yet there are tourists who cannot outsit one performance, and have no desire to attend a second.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • The two men pretended meanwhile for half an hour to outsit each other conveniently; and the end -- at that rate -- might have been distant had not the tension in some degree yielded to the arrival of a friend of M. de

    Madame De Mauves

  • Dacier could allow Mr. Hepburn to outsit him; and he left them, proud of his absolute confidence in her.

    Diana of the Crossways — Complete

  • Dacier could allow Mr. Hepburn to outsit him; and he left them, proud of his absolute confidence in her.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 4

  • Dacier could allow Mr. Hepburn to outsit him; and he left them, proud of his absolute confidence in her.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • They both tarried so long, "added Johnson, with a laugh," that I was fain to marvel if each were essaying to outsit the other; but if so,

    The King's Daughters

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