outvie


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outvie

(ˌaʊtˈvaɪ)
vb (tr) , -vies, -vying or -vied
literary to outdo in competition
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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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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.
If thou hadst never met mine eye, I had not dreamed a living face Could fancied charms so far outvie.
Mademoiselle Danglars' charms were heightened in the opinion of the young men, and for the moment seemed to outvie the sun in splendor.