Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of outvie.

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Examples

  • There was to have been a masquerade outvying all European masquerades in splendour.

    The Newcomes

  • I had a gentleman to wait upon me, a French friseur to dress my hair of a morning; I knew the taste of chocolate as by intuition almost, and could distinguish between the right Spanish and the French before I had been a week in my new position; I had rings on all my fingers, watches in both my fobs, canes, trinkets, and snuffboxes of all sorts, and each outvying the other in elegance.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • From this original hint there (but every way unequal to it) sprang forth that succession of monstrous medlies, that have so long infested the stage, and which arose upon one another alternately, at both houses, outvying in expense, like contending bribes on both sides at an election, to secure a majority of the multitude.

    A History of Pantomime

  • One and all seemed to have caught the infection from the fireside circle, and were outvying each other in wild wishes and childish projects of what they would do when they came to be men and women.

    Short Story Writing A Practical Treatise on the Art of The Short Story

  • The remaining character is 'the Sausage-seller,' who is egged on by Nicias and Demosthenes to oust 'the Paphlagonian' from Demos 'favour by outvying him in his own arts of impudent flattery, noisy boasting and unscrupulous allurement.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 1

  • One and all seemed to have caught the infection from the fireside circle, and were outvying each other in wild wishes, and childish projects of what they would do when they came to be men and women.

    The Ambitious Guest

  • Mr. Fraser bounded from his chair, and stood regarding the intruder with a countenance in which every feature was outvying the other in amazement.

    A Master Of Craft

  • She had youth, physical perfection; she brimmed with energy, with the sense of vital power; all existence lay before her; when she put her lips together she felt capable of outvying no matter whom in fortitude of resolution.

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • Far, far outvying any assembly of Ascot frocks or Lords 'cricket week or Henley Sunday.

    The Rhodesian

  • Only when he gets at Poosie Nansie’s, celebrating the “barley bree, ” or among tramps, or democratic bouts and drinking generally, (“Freedom and whiskey gang thegither, ”) we have, in his own unmistakable color and warmth, those interiors of rake-helly life and tavern fun—the cantabile of jolly beggars in highest jinks—lights and groupings of rank glee and brawny amorousness, outvying the best painted pictures of the Dutch school, or any school.

    Robert Burns as Poet and Person. November Boughs

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