to live longer than; survive (a person, period, etc.): She outlived her husband by many years.
to outlast; live or last through: The ship outlived the storm. He hopes to outlive the stigma of his imprisonment.
- outliver, noun
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How to use outlive in a sentence
Even among brothers and sisters, those with greater wealth tend to outlive their siblings.
What’s more, firms that outlive the pandemic may end up more resilient and prosperous in the future because they will better cater to home-based lifestyles, new digital habits and other societal shifts that took place over the past year.The Pandemic Forced Thousands of Businesses to Close—But New Ones Are Launching at Breakneck Speed | Emily Barone | July 22, 2021 | Time
For a show that never should have outlived Lehman Brothers, that’s saying something.HBO Max's Gossip Girl Reboot Is Perfectly Fine for a Show That Shouldn't Exist | Judy Berman | July 5, 2021 | Time
It spurred school officials in some places to get creative in reaching students stuck at home, leading to the development of technology, tactics and techniques that will probably outlive the pandemic.How America failed students with disabilities during the pandemic | Hannah Natanson, Valerie Strauss, Katherine Frey | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Maybe, too, they’ll have remembered why they liked each other and outlived the reasons they split, and your only involvement will be, on occasion, to enjoy their now-not-entirely-unpleasant company.Carolyn Hax: Adult daughter is far from thrilled about this ‘Parent Trap’-style reunion | Carolyn Hax | April 2, 2021 | Washington Post
“Football will outlive all of us,” he said.Katie Sanders contributed to this report.
Sadly, Paul the Octopus did not outlive his impressive but unpopular World Cup predictions by long.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer | Emily Shire | July 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His legacy in terms of new publications,” Patrick says, “will far outlive anybody who reads this article.The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America's Favorite Painter | Zac Bissonnette | June 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Every study ever performed has shown that the fit and lean outlive the dumpy and diffident every time.
Tough old bird that he was, I always thought he would outlive us all.
You see the impression was strong enough to outlive her insanity.Paul Patoff | F. Marion Crawford
When we have known such beings, admiration and love outlive all else.My Recollections of Lord Byron | Teresa Guiccioli
Tha are verry tuff ov life, and will outlive an injun rubber shoe, and don't seem tew gro old enny faster than a paving stone duz.Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings | Henry Wheeler Shaw
Now, don't say you're sorry—I know all about how I look; but I'm better and expect to outlive a good many well ones yet.Flamsted quarries | Mary E. Waller
So will the Constitution and its principles outlive the prejudices which would seek to overthrow it.The Negro Problem | Booker T. Washington, et al.
British Dictionary definitions for outlive
to live longer than (someone)
to live beyond (a date or period): he outlived the century
to live through (an experience)
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