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outlive

[out-liv] /ˌaʊtˈlɪv/
verb (used with object), outlived, outliving.
1.
to live longer than; survive (a person, period, etc.):
She outlived her husband by many years.
2.
to outlast; live or last through:
The ship outlived the storm. He hopes to outlive the stigma of his imprisonment.
Origin of outlive
late Middle English
1425-1475
First recorded in 1425-75, outlive is from the late Middle English word outliven. See out-, live1
Related forms
outliver, noun
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outlive

/ˌaʊtˈlɪv/
verb (transitive)
1.
to live longer than (someone)
2.
to live beyond (a date or period): he outlived the century
3.
to live through (an experience)
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Word Origin and History for outlive
v.

"to live longer than," late 15c., from out (adv.) + live (v.). Related: Outlived; outliving.

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