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Outdistance   /ˈaʊtdˈɪstəns/   Listen

Go far ahead of.  Synonyms: distance, outstrip.

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"Outdistance" Quotes from Famous Books

... twenty-three knots, were slowly closing upon the enemy. The distance had narrowed to 15-16,000 yards. The British were within striking range. Nevertheless, Sturdee decided to wait till after dinner before engaging. His guns could outdistance those of the enemy. It would be advisable for him to keep at long range. The Germans, on the other hand, would be forced, when firing commenced, to alter course and draw in, in order to bring their own guns into play. The men had their midday meal at twelve o'clock ...
— World's War Events, Vol. I • Various

... which could be released by the pilot. This was not an unusual procedure, especially when the success of the venture might hinge upon speed. Such planes could strike swiftly, more easily avoid Archie fire, and having struck their blow could outdistance any antagonist with the nerve to storm through ...
— Aces Up • Covington Clarke

... reached for him from the theater crowd, and a foot stretched out to trip him up. Terror lent speed to his legs, but he could never outdistance them, as long as others ...
— Pursuit • Lester del Rey

... nearer to her when he talked to her of causes than when he ventured, now and then, to talk about his feelings. There was always the uncomfortable surmise that the man who could offer a more equipped faculty for the adventure of the soul, might altogether outdistance him with Imogen. By any emotion, any appeal or passion that he might show, she would remain, so his intuition at moments told him, quite unbiased; while she weighed simply worth against worth, and weight—in the sense of strength of soul—against weight. And it was this intuition ...
— A Fountain Sealed • Anne Douglas Sedgwick

... longed so intensely for a pair of skates, for he had known of the race and had fairly ached for a chance to test his powers with the other children. He felt confident that with a good pair of steel runners he could readily outdistance most of the boys on the canal. Then, too, Gretel's argument was plausible. On the other hand, he knew that she, with her strong but lithe little frame, needed but a week's practice on good runners to make her a better skater ...
— Hans Brinker - or The Silver Skates • Mary Mapes Dodge

... "She could race any stag—outdistance any horse. Has a pedigree as long's your arm, Gid. She's quite ...
— Kiddie the Scout • Robert Leighton

... eyes were open again. Now the sky above him was no longer a bowl of light, but rather a muted halo of evening. Rynch sat up, his heart pounding as if he had been racing to outdistance the rising wind now pushing against ...
— Star Hunter • Andre Alice Norton

Words linked to "Outdistance" :   outstrip, leave behind, distance

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