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Definition of Outspell
1. to surpass in spelling [v -SPELLED or -SPELT, -SPELLING, -SPELLS]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Outspell
Literary usage of Outspell
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly by William Farrand Felch, George C. Atwell, H. Phelps Arms, Frances Trevelyan Miller (1905)
"Besides there was always the chance of the other chooser showing better taste; and anyhow, you might outspell all the rest and stand up last in a magnified ..."
2. The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1913)
"... An' ev'ry speller in the house felt mortal bound to get it. At his command we fell in line, prepared to do our dooty, outspell the rest an' set 'em ..."
3. Lyrics of Lowly Life by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1897)
"At his command we fell in line, prepared to do our dooty, outspell the rest an' set 'em down, an' carry home the booty. 'T was then the merry times began, ..."
4. Abraham Lincoln: A True Life by James Baldwin (1904)
"Abraham was the youngest of the pupils; and the big boys and girls were surprised to find that he could outspell them all. For spelling was the only branch ..."
5. The Town of St. Johnsbury, Vt.: A Review of One Hundred Twenty-five Years to by Edward Taylor Fairbanks (1914)
"... of feet in the spelling class had to toe; the bright girl who could outspell the others and walk up to the head of the line and wear the medal of honor. ..."
6. Letters of Gov. Benjamin Franklin Perry to His Wife by Benjamin Franklin Perry (1890)
"Never let any of the little boys outspell you. I wish to see you a great man some day. So you must love your book and school. You must also try to be a good ..."