from The Century Dictionary.
- To step or go beyond; exceed; overstep.
- A corruption of outcept.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To exceed in stepping.
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- verb transitive To
stepor go beyond; exceed; overstep.
- conjunction Alternative form of
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Tseng-tzu said, Even in his thoughts, a gentleman does not outstep his place.
Following in the world's track (which he was ever careful not to outstep), when the boy was dead, Walpole bore eloquent testimony to his genius.
The laws are especially designed to give a guarantee that the consuls do not outstep the boundaries of their occupation and at the same time secure the necessary cooperation between the Foreign Administration and the Consular Services of the two Kingdoms [24: 1].
Then, there is the right of Prohibition which says to the junior magistrate or the inferior magistrate that he mustn't outstep his jurisdiction.
Is it strange that, defying prejudice as I have done; I should outstep the limits of custom's prescription, and endeavour to make my desire useful by a friendship with William Godwin?
Without becoming a liberal, and while opposing every attempt to outstep certain limits, Bismarck created and rather enjoyed an alliance with the majority formed in his favor by the national liberals and a moderate section of the conservatives.
It is only woman who has so incredibly changed, and after staying immeasurably behind in importance and in intellectuality for countless centuries, now seeks to equal if not outstep man in all things.
In the classroom she will usually outstep him in mathematics.
The four novelists who supply the bulk of the last chapter never outstep this.
He was a Whig who had marched with the times from Whiggery to Liberalism; who had never lagged an inch behind his party, but who did not, as a rule, outstep it.