from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense of outwear.
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- v. Simple past of outwear.
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Is she selfe truth and errs? now new, now outwore?
But the luck that outwore us now lies on their guilt;
For, we never got over it; the threadbare Orrery outwore our mutual tenderness; the man with the wand was too much for the boy with the bow.
Gladsome and gay forget thine every grief * Full often grief the wisest hearts outwore:
These not only outwore the gut strings but also successfully resisted the elements.