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- (transitive) To exceed in weight or mass.
- (transitive) To exceed in importance or value.
- 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 6, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473:
- The advantage […] was so great that it would have taken a lot of failures to outweigh it.
- 1960 April, “Talking of trains: The new link at Barnsley”, in Trains Illustrated, page 197:
- A few trains, mostly at peak periods, will still terminate at Barnsley because the convenience to workpeople of their current times outweighs the advantages of through working.
- 2019 May 20, Walter Thompson, “A school's mural removal: should kids be shielded from brutal US history?”, in The Guardian:
- Flores said the images’ negative impact outweighs their historical and artistic value.
to exceed in weight or mass
to exceed in importance or value
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