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  • v. Present participle of upstage.

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Examples

  • According to critic Ian Hamilton ‘To hear them chuckling over her cute spiritual despairs was a fine bonus for her old age, and she took particular pleasure in upstaging the beatniks at the avant-garde poetry rallies she for some reason kept getting invited to throughout the 1960s.’

    2010 January « Tales from the Reading Room

  • There is no need to manufacture any theme with regard to Palin "upstaging" "John Bush", just let it play out as is.

    What's The Plan To Deal With Palin?

  • I mean, this guy held a press conference when the President was just about to make a big speech, kind of upstaging him.

    CNN Transcript Feb 12, 2009

  • I mean, this guy held a press conference when the president was just about to make a big speech, kind of upstaging him.

    CNN Transcript Feb 12, 2009

  • The actual Sarah Palin making the much-anticipated debut last night on "Saturday Night Live," and kind of upstaging -- obviously this was all scripted, but kind of upstaging Tina Fey.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2008

  • While some criticism was leveled at the singer for "upstaging" the president (and one suspects the real complaint was that she gave the first lady competition on the fashion front), the hat was a huge success.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • Judge orders promoter to pay R&B singer for 'upstaging' R. Kelly

    MTV UK

  • "Inside its relentless alienation the bleak compositions of its ruined and soulless landscapes become isolating and yet strangely elegiac; a hypnotic and intimate embrace relating image to language to sound, with no one expression upstaging the other.

    GreenCine Daily

  • If the ballet masters keep letting him get away with this kind of upstaging, don’t be surprised if his colleagues take a lesson from the pianist in Jerome Robbins’s The Concert and come after him with a butterfly net. rgottlieb@observer.com

    ABT's Disneyfied <i>Sleeping Beauty</i> Shorter But Broken

  • I don’t know if they did it this year, what with Mel Gibson kind of upstaging them and all, but as I understand it it involves incidentally, not as a core part of the performance spraying the front couple of rows of the audience with “Jesus’” blood.

    Abuse of people dressed as funny animals department

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