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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of outstand.

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

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Examples

  • Neverthelesse, as with an invincible true vertuous courage, she had outstood all the other injuries of Fortune; so did she constantly settle her soule, to beare this with an undaunted countenance and behaviour.

    The Decameron

  • I answer, The Lord alone, who is the searcher of all hearts, knows how it is with you, and whether you have not any of you in particular outstood your opportunity.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • She told herself that the mysterious proposition might be everything or might be nothing: the fact that outstood was that she had brought her aspirations to this -- that

    This Freedom

  • The two facts that outstood all others were that Mexico, in her existing condition of popular ignorance, could not govern herself, and that the twentieth century could not accept indefinitely a condition of disorder and bloodshed that had apparently satisfied the nineteenth.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • The smaller stones soon rattled, and without considering that we had again an interval of cessation before us, and only too much rejoiced to have outstood the danger, we rushed down and reached the foot of the hill together with the drizzling ashes, which pretty thickly covered our heads and shoulders ....

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 8 Italy and Greece, Part Two

  • Either our chronology is at fault, or the pyramids must have been constructed by the antediluvian demigods, and have outstood the strength of the surging seas which rolled over the earth.

    The pillar of fire, or, Israel in bondage

  • Which at the first outstood from yarn-hanks evenly fine-drawn.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

  • Many of the minor German states were too deficient in numbers, boundaries, and wealth to have outstood the despotic ages of Europe but for those foreign alliances, which, whether resting on friendship or a desire to preserve the balance of power, secured them against their rapacious neighbours.

    Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry

  • The fig-tree here mentioned was blessed with the application of means, had time allowed it to receive the nourishment; but it outstood, withstood, overstood all, all that the husbandman did, all that the vine-dresser did.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • "The best way to quiet a crowd is to outplay them, and Browning was very tough in that first half, but we outstood them a little bit and played very good basketball in that second half,"

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