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But we must pass them by, to emphasize a quality that out-tops and outshines them all, -- his humanity.
The magic vista is golden to the coming of the twilight, and the sunset builds a gaudy tower that out-tops the dawn.
Wappin' Wharf A Frightful Comedy of Pirates Julia McCune Flory 1906
Whether we can faithfully take to heart and follow all the teaching of this "old Man eloquent" will long remain a subject of debate, but no one can rise from his works without recognising a moral grandeur in him that far out-tops the very human flaws that may even serve to make him more penetrative to our own imperfect hearts.
Great Testimony against scientific cruelty Stephen Coleridge 1895
On the south alone, it keeps rising until it not only out-tops the Castle but looks down on Arthur's
Edinburgh Picturesque Notes Robert Louis Stevenson 1872
On the south alone, it keeps rising, until it not only out-tops the Castle, but looks down on Arthur's Seat.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 1 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson 1872
"You have measured my conceit and know that it out-tops all your advantages."
Daniel Deronda George Eliot 1849
"Enough, Denis, that's sufficient; and now, between you and me, I say your son will be the load-star of Maynooth, winch out-tops anything I said of him yet."
The land, except in some places close to the sea, is all of a considerable height, and hilly; but Mount Edgcumbe far out-tops all the other hills.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 Robert Kerr 1784
On the south alone, it keeps rising until it not only out-tops the Castle but looks down on Arthur’s Seat.