- 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 outshone
The most notable fact of the whole encounter, however, is this: Donald Trump would have outshone any of them without even trying.Fox News' GOP Debate Debacle
May 6, 2011
Theirs was “the wedding of the century,” outshone only by Charles and Diana 30 years later.Last Role for Princess Grace
December 12, 2009
Among the guests was the renowned Dyveke, who outshone all in beauty.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa
Paul Barron Watson
If she ever outshone herself, and surpassed her own surpassing powers, it was to-night.Eventide
Among the distinguished Athenians of the day, only Phocion's outshone it.
Only the planets and the larger ones, the myriad of small ones were outshone.A Little Girl in Old Quebec
Amanda Millie Douglas
The dancers, however, outshone them all in the gayness of their costume.Mark Seaworth
William H.G. Kingston
- (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 outshone
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