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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of outwear.

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Examples

  • Would one more year before a devastating attack be patience outwearing the patience?

    The Dragon speaks - New Bin Laden video

  • And when the dance was ended, they sung sundry excellent Canzonets, outwearing so the time, untill the Queene commanded them all to rest, because the houre did necessarily require it.

    The Decameron

  • I had asked her to go home with me, and she had refused because she is so afraid of outwearing her welcome.

    Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College

  • Again, it was her heart "outwearing its sheath," as she put it.

    Elsie Marley, Honey

  • The few literary papers are concerned with true and false taste, the delights of reading, Mr. Akenside's “Pleasures of the Imagination” and the horrors of the same, the outwearing of romance, and love-letters passed between Augustus Caesar and Livia Drusilla, which last Mr.. Haywood was qualified to judge as an expert.

    The Life and Romances of Mrs Eliza Haywood

  • Two people were asked to perform one song each before Dr. King's closing remarks: the brilliant opera singer Marian Anderson, who did "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," and Mahalia Jackson, the glorious gospel legend, who came outwearing a grand, flower-covered hat and sang this soaring a cappella version of the old slave spiritual "I Been 'Buked and I Been Scorned" (a song Dylan and I both knew because it was on Odetta's first album, a record each of us had learned by heart as soon as it was released).

    Stand And Be Counted

  • He had been so ignorant of such circles as to suppose they would have some use for him as a brilliant young author; and though he was outwearing this illusion, he still would not have liked a girl like Julia Macroyd, whose family, if not smart, was at least chic, to know that he had come to the house with a professional mistress of the revels, until Miss Shirley should have approved herself chic, too.

    Fennel and Rue

  • He was outwearing his welcome at the Cooper’s Arms—or else the Cooper’s Arms was outwearing him.

    Morgan’s Run

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