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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of outsoar.


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  • When death came, they outsoared the shadow of the night that continues to darken our lives.

    Address at the ceremony to hand over the Garden of Remembrance Freedom Park 2004

  • Because it is such a product, a particular moment in time of a human work-in-progress, it challenges us to continue the unfinished work of those who have outsoared the shadow of our night, and create a people-centred society.

    Address at the ceremony to hand over the Garden of Remembrance Freedom Park 2004

  • Only a windlike chant would do -- something with an undertone of human despair, outsoared by brave, savage flights of invincible soul-hope -- great virile singing man-cries, winged as the starlight, weird as space -- Whitman sublimated, David's soul poured out in symphony.

    The River and I John G. Neihardt 1927

  • But when we come to a fine thing in our own language—to a stanza from Shelley’s Adonais for instance: He has outsoared the shadow of our night;

    V. On Reading for Examinations 1920

  • 'He bath outsoared the shadow of our night' by Publius Papinius Statius.

    'He bath outsoared the shadow of our night' 1912

  • For the man who has outsoared his fellows likes to remind himself by contrast of his callow days, before the hungry and fighting impulses had driven him down -- a young eaglet -- upon the sheepfolds of law and politics; while to the majority of mankind, even to-day, hero-worship, when it is not too exacting, is agreeable.

    Lady Connie Humphry Ward 1885

  • So these greater heights of the heavens have been assaulted, till some ambitious spirits have outsoared even imagination by the certainties of mathematics.

    Recreations in Astronomy With Directions for Practical Experiments and Telescopic Work Henry White Warren 1871

  • Crossing it on a moonlit winter's night lifted the heart, though that was often the trouble with Oxford - the architecture outsoared one's feelings, the sublime not always easy to match. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2011

  • In the last fiscal, revenue deficit, at Rs 241,273 crore, had outsoared the original estimate by whopping

    Daily News & Analysis 2009

  • The Obama candidacy, in its rocket-blast phase when he outsoared Hillary Clinton, drained the dictionaries of every superlative.

    Discriminations 2008


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