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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of outstep.

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Examples

  • My expectations for my son had “outstepped the modesty of” probability.

    Cecilia

  • Hitherto, those we had met had contented themselves with staring and shouting; but these outstepped all bounds, and my growing anger at their excessive insolence vented itself in gripping the rowdiest of them by the neck, and before he could recover from his astonishment administering a sound thrashing with my dog-whip, which he little relished.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • “We cannot suppose,” said Emma, smiling, “that Mr. Elton would hesitate to assure you of there being a very musical society in Highbury; and I hope you will not find he has outstepped the truth more than may be pardoned, in consideration of the motive.”

    Emma

  • Maurice and Dove outstepped their companions, for these came to words over the means used by Schilsky to mount, with bravour, a certain gaudy scale of octaves, and, at every second pace, they stopped, and wheeled round with eloquent gesture.

    Maurice Guest

  • Karp leaped in to smother her return shot, but she outstepped him easilyand passed to Althea, who, outpacing her own sire, passed to Jessie, who sank an eight-footer.

    Enemy Within

  • "We cannot suppose," said Emma, smiling, "that Mr. Elton would hesitate to assure you of there being a very musical society in Highbury; and I hope you will not find he has outstepped the truth more than may be pardoned, in consideration of the motive."

    Emma

  • Granted that the woman had outstepped her bounds on the North Continent, and should be punished, but how could she hope to transport an army across the seas, or to ch'Havran?

    The Romulan Way

  • Ana rarely outstepped the bounds of her role during the course of her investigations.

    A Darker Place

  • I was allowed to sit at the table with her, which privilege suggested no lack of substantial and dainty provisions, and my governess was an accomplished and very discreet lady, whom my step-mother secured after much trouble and worry; but here the limit was drawn to her self-imposed duties; having done this much she rested satisfied that she had so far outstepped the obligations of her neutral position.

    The Doctor's Daughter

  • In consequence of your having outstepped (excedido) our instructions, we must decline all responsibility with respect to delivery.

    Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.)

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