outvie

VERB
  1. be more of a rival than
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How To Use outvie In A Sentence

  • Yen Lu was vulgar and mean, and Yen Hui outvied all his companions. Lunheng
  • This generation ought surely to be the last to laugh at such a story, at least as long as the Amazonian guards of the King of Dahomey continue to outvie the men in that relentless ferocity, with which they have subdued every neighboring tribe, save the Christians of Abbeokuta. Westward Ho!
  • We have often had occasion to witness the extraordinary skill displayed by this lady in imitating the beauties of nature from her kindly materials, but we must confess (although previously informed that the present works outvied all the previous attempts of the artiste) that we were unprepared for designs and executions so exquisitely chaste and artistic, and true in the imitation of nature. The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling
  • Which every Turk and Arab wight in loveliness outvies: The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • In their great pride and self-will, they always sought to press in the advance and take the post of danger, trying to outvie our Spanish chivalry. Washington Irving
  • Thou must beg from those who have the giving of it; thou who covetest to outvie others in honour must lower thyself to the humble posture of petition. Consolation of Philosophy
  • Cecilia’s modesty made her wish the dresses had been less expensive; she feared the countess of Torrington would think her presuming, and accuse her of attempting to outvie herself and her guests in the splendour of dress; she shrunk from the idea of incurring ridicule, and provoking animadversions on her birth and dependent state. Lovers and Friends; or, Modern Attachments
  • Mr. Caton is violently carried off, locked up in a horrible stinking room, prevented from seeing his friends; after a day or two he is forced on board a tender, where Mr. Tripp, a midshipman, behaves with humanity, but the Captain and Lieutenant outvie each other in brutality; Captain Hamilton behaving as an ‘enraged partisan.’ Castle Rackrent
  • The Fatimid rulers outvied each other in embellishing Kâhira with artistic structures; this seems surprising because, on account of the charge of heresy, Kâhira was cut off from the Arabian centres of art and learning, -- from Bagdad, Damascus, and Cordova, -- and of course the artists and students, who formerly frequented the mosques, could not do so when they were in the hands of heretics. Travels in the Far East
  • Then they returned to Dunyazade and displayed her in the fifth dress and in the sixth, which was green, when she surpassed with her loveliness the fair of the four quarters of the world, and outvied with the brightness of her countenance the full moon at rising tide, for she was even as saith of her the poet in these couplets: Tehran Winter
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