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[out-sleep] /ˌaʊtˈslip/
verb (used with object), outslept, outsleeping.
to sleep through or later than (a specified time).
to sleep until the end of:
to outsleep a thunderstorm.
Origin of outsleep
First recorded in 1580-90; out- + sleep Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Oh to drink of it again, and to lay her head upon the pillow and outsleep the day!

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • Yet even he could not outsleep the reluctant lingering of night.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • “Your pardon, Don José, that I outsleep the camp,” he muttered haltingly.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Not a morning did I outsleep the reveille; nor once missed matins in the Cathedral.

    The Bandolero Mayne Reid

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