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Outrank   Listen

Take precedence or surpass others in rank.  Synonym: rank.

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"Outrank" Quotes from Famous Books

... by lack of purpose in life," says Rena L. Miner. "You show commendable zeal in pursuing your studies; your alertness in comprehending and ability in surmounting difficult problems have become proverbial; nine times out of ten you outrank your brothers thus far; but when the end is attained, the goal reached, whether it be the graduating certificate from a graded school, or a college diploma, for nine out of every ten it might as well be added thereto, ...
— How to Succeed - or, Stepping-Stones to Fame and Fortune • Orison Swett Marden

... deliberate workman, who can soon show you how easy it is to spend two dollars in order to make one. His wages—the one thing he is prompt about—will leave little margin of profit on the berries that he has packed, although, by reason of his ancient pipe, they may outrank all the fruit in the market. This man never walks nor runs, no matter how great the emergency and press of work; he merely jogs around, and picks a raspberry as he would pry out a bowlder. He does his work fairly well, usually; but the fact that it would require a hundred such men ...
— Success With Small Fruits • E. P. Roe

... the dog of dogs, sir, Just as lions outrank frogs, sir, Just as the eagles are superior To buzzards and that ...
— Voices for the Speechless • Abraham Firth

... Many a Science Pope will succeed her, but she has closed their mouths; they will repeat and reverently praise and adore her infallibilities, but venture none themselves. In her grave she will still outrank all other Popes, be they of what Church they may. She will hold the supremest of earthly titles, The Infallible—with a capital T. Many in the world's history have had a hunger for such nuggets and slices of power as they might reasonably hope to grab out of an empire's or a religion's assets, ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

Words linked to "Outrank" :   surpass, stand out, excel, rank

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