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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of outsail.


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  • She has modelled the wave-slicing clipper which outsails all your argosies and armadas.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863 Various

  • We must appeal to the 'Shipping Intelligence' which comes to hand from every side, and determine, from actual facts, whether any one country really outsails another.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 451 Volume 18, New Series, August 21, 1852 Various 1841

  • If she weathers the storms that beat upon her, outsails the enemies that pursue her, avoids the rocks that threaten her, and anchors at last in the port of her desired haven, black Americans and white Americans, locked together in brotherly embrace, will pledge each other to remain aboard forever on terms of equality, because they shall have learned by experience that neither one of them can be saved, except they thus abide in the ship.

    Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence The Best Speeches Delivered by the Negro from the days of Slavery to the Present Time Various 1905

  • "she intends to try and cut us off from Morlaix, which is to windward, and oblige us to fight or run for St. Malo's, which is a long way to leeward; in either case she will be able to attack us again, as she outsails us: perhaps the fight is not over yet."

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat 1820

  • These American mocking-birds surpass them as one of our Eastern Shore clippers outsails all the naval powers of Europe. "

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times George Alfred Townsend 1877

  • To avoid her will be easy, I should think; the _Avenger_ outsails everything. "

    The Pirate Frederick Marryat 1820


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