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  • Spider, doggedly watching Estella, outwatched many brighter insects, and would often uncoil himself and drop at the right nick of time.

    Great Expectations

  • It is something to have outwatched Arcturus, and felt "the sweet influences" of the

    Visions and Revisions A Book of Literary Devotions

  • He might have outwatched me, though I kept amazingly still, but the hounds were crashing through the underbrush below, and he must needs be off.

    The Hills of Hingham

  • In this room he had often outwatched the night, chewing the cud of his wrongs, invoking vengeance upon the thwarter of his hopes, and swearing through his teeth to even the balance between them.

    Idolatry A Romance

  • This was what Helena was thinking of this night, as she outwatched the stars, and knew by his tale half-told that the Dictator would soon be leaving her, in all probability for ever.

    The Dictator

  • What Die did on that night; whether she merely "slept on the proposal," like a wise, well-in-hand, self-controlled woman; whether she outwatched the moon, plying herself with arguments, forcing herself to overcome her deadly sick loathing at the leap, nobody knows.

    Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

  • So, the Spider, doggedly watching Estella, outwatched many brighter insects, and would often uncoil himself and drop at the right nick of time.

    Great Expectations

  • The morning, the grey cold morning, came at last; he had outwatched the stars, and listened to the matins of the waking birds.

    Henrietta Temple A Love Story

  • Estella, outwatched many brighter insects, and would often uncoil himself and drop at the right nick of time.

    Great Expectations

  • He walked on the other side of it and protected it to the courtyard of the house where the afflicted heart -- so happy in the memorable time when he had revealed his own desolate heart to it -- outwatched the awful night.

    A Tale of Two Cities

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