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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of outstrip.


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  • Surely the truth is that accomplishment has once again outstripped expectations?

    Some Economic and Financial Consequences of Defence

  • However, average revenue per user declined 5.7pc over the nine months to September 30, accelerating to a 6.7pc drop in the third quarter, as the decline in income from voice calls outstripped gains in data usage. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • And in the process of becoming the person that this nationalist movement wanted him to be, he kind of outstripped their expectations and turned into a monster.

    CNN Transcript Jun 13, 2008

  • "I think that we can learn by example," said Thomas, adding that Tuolumne County had "outstripped" Calaveras for decades in development and been boosted recently by its newly formed department.


  • The MoJ admitted demand for the courses had "outstripped" supply in some areas, but said efforts were being made to address the delays.

    British Blogs

  • The MoJ admits demand for the courses has "outstripped" supply

    British Blogs

  • Having opened a school whose needs eventually outstripped even what this new facility had to offer, in 1992 the congregation voted to purchase a large tract of land some five miles further west, and began construction on a campus envisioned to be tailor-made for the educational, worship, and social life of the church.

    American Grace

  • And many energy market investors believe that rising oil prices had outstripped real demand long ago.

    Falling crude oil prices could keep gasoline under $3

  • Certainly in terms of column inches per object in the exhibition (eight only), our press coverage in the New York Times, the New York Review of Books (forthcoming), Modern Painters, and elsewhere, outstripped anything that I have previously encountered, including Love and Death.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The government's repressive response was depicted on blood red web pages and in text messages that moved in such volume that public anger soon outstripped the government's ability to contain it.

    Philip Seib: "Thank You, Al Jazeera"


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