outvie


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outvie

(ˌaʊtˈvaɪ)
vb (tr) , -vies, -vying or -vied
literary to outdo in competition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outvie - be more of a rival than
rival - be the rival of, be in competition with; "we are rivaling for first place in the race"
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Mademoiselle Danglars' charms were heightened in the opinion of the young men, and for the moment seemed to outvie the sun in splendor.
Mars, insatiate of battle, killed his son Isander while he was fighting the Solymi; his daughter was killed by Diana of the golden reins, for she was angered with her; but Hippolochus was father to myself, and when he sent me to Troy he urged me again and again to fight ever among the foremost and outvie my peers, so as not to shame the blood of my fathers who were the noblest in Ephyra and in all Lycia.
The expedition, however, was unsuccessful, as most commercial expedients are prone to be, where the dull patronage of government is counted upon to outvie the keen activity of private enterprise.