Definitions

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  • v. To watch more than someone else
  • v. To maintain a vigil beyond the end

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To exceed in watching.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To surpass in watching; watch longer than; observe till the object watched disappears.

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Examples

  • Resuming his spectacles, and wrapped in his cloak, he occasionally sallied forth upon a kind of outwatch or reconnoitring expedition — restricting himself, however, to the immediate neighborhood, and never going quite out of sight of his house.

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II

  • Resuming his spectacles, and wrapped in his cloak, he occasionally sallied forth upon a kind of outwatch or reconnoitring expedition, -- restricting himself, however, to the immediate neighbourhood, and never going quite out of sight of his house.

    My Novel — Volume 09

  • Astronomer Royal nightly outwatch the winking stars.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • It seemed to be a trial between them, which could outwatch the other.

    John Caldigate

  • As of old, when friends stayed with him he never wanted to go to bed, and they, too, listening to his learned, animated and piquant talk, were quite content to outwatch the Bear.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • This done, Stuart and his men prepared to "outwatch the stars."

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • This done, Stuart and his men prepared to “outwatch the stars.”

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • The war party stayed in the ravine until it grew dark, and Joe watched how Winnedumah swam in a mist above the hills long after the sun had gone quite down, as if in his faithfulness he would outwatch the dark; and then the boy's heart was lifted up to the great chief standing still by Tinnemaha.

    Mahala Joe

  • Britta smiled -- it was evident she meant to outwatch the stars, if necessary, rather than allow her mistress to be unattended on her return.

    Thelma

  • While all the rest of the wearied camp slept, the guardians of the treasure had to outwatch the stars.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Kings Chapters VIII to End and Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Esther, Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes

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