- to surpass in shining; shine more brightly than.
- to surpass in splendor, ability, achievement, excellence, etc.: a product that outshone all competitors; to outshine one's classmates.
- to shine out or forth: a small light outshining in the darkness.
Origin of outshine
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Examples from the Web for outshine
Some followers have even hinted that “good divorces” outshine mediocre marriages.Nasty Divorces’ Silver Lining?
May 19, 2012
In all the firmament of poetry there was no star to outshine his.William Shakespeare
Samuel Levy Bensusan
You cannot imagine what a woman will do in order to get a new dress, in which to outshine her rival.Caught In The Net
I have no ambition to outshine him, nor William Shakespere nor any other erudite.Black Beaver
James Campbell Lewis
A wife should outshine her husband in nothing, not even in her dress.
You could outshine all the gilded youth I know, and hold your own with the best.A Pessimist
- (tr) to shine more brightly than
- (tr) to surpass in excellence, beauty, wit, etc
- (intr) rare to emit light
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Word Origin and History for outshine
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