v. t.1.To exceed in storming.
Insults the tempest and outstorms the skies.
- J. Barlow.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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9-10), where Lear 'Strives in his little world of man to outstorm | The to-and-fro conflicting wind and rain'.
(43) The transitive use of storming in the Complaint and of outstorm in King Lear is quite distinct from Davies's intransitive use of the verb (Vikers, p.
This is a Renaissance commonplace, but the way it is developed through a lexical coinage is characteristically Shakespearean, and, as noted above, Shakespeare's one parallel use of the noun-turnedverb is in King Lear, where Lear Strives in his little world of man to outstorm The to-and-fro-conflicting wind and rain.