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  • v. Present participle of outstay.


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  • Perhaps you're in danger of outstaying your welcome, he said.

    Short story: Barthelme by Joanna Kavenna

  • Many of the journalists had spent the better part of Sunday waiting for Strauss-Kahn's arraignment and were clearly outstaying their welcome as far as some of the court police were concerned.

    All eyes on Dominique Strauss-Khan for his turn in the dock

  • The legacy is actually a bit mixed - Captain Cook, who was the first European to visit Hawaii, died there after outstaying his welcome.

    Nigel Sheinwald: A Fond Farewell From Washington

  • The stories (quick, to the point, and never outstaying their welcome) make me think more about their storytelling techniques than most of the current releases I have flicked through.

    Preface To Some Thoughts « The Graveyard

  • I wondered if she worried about outstaying her welcome with me, but admitted to myself she wasn't thinking about me.


  • Carver's smartest tactic was never outstaying his welcome.

    GreenCine Daily: Jindabyne.

  • He had knocked around after that, showing up here and there to sponge off of old friends and outstaying his welcome.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • N, at the risk of outstaying my welcome/'over-posting', I'd like to clarify my last post: the model for state comprehensive education I referred to in my last post is one which has been proved to work _ it just hasn't been rolled out everywhere because of an anti-deluvian attachment of parts of the teaching profession to mixed ability teaching.

    Ironic Ducks

  • No late night capers or outstaying his purse, and always civil.

    The Blackstone Key

  • At one point in her chemo, she felt well enough for a brief visit (her last, it turned out) to the office; she ended up outstaying everybody.

    Being Sarah Pettit


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