Definition of outlast in US English:



[with object]
  • Live or last longer than.

    ‘the kind of beauty that will outlast youth’
    • ‘Above it tower huge cliffs and in front the hills fall steeply away to the valley floor, and you feel the weight of the centuries pressing upon you and the grandeur of Nature outlasting man and his works.’
    • ‘His appeal has extended far beyond the British Isles, and to four succeeding generations; it outlasted both the author and the British Empire of which his family was an archetypal product.’
    • ‘With more than 10 years under its belt, the company has outlasted many similar-sized outfits.’
    • ‘If they are properly maintained, the original windows in older buildings will usually outlast replacement windows by a substantial amount.’
    • ‘This detailed account will now live on as a tribute to a great engineering feat that outlasted its original purpose to grow into a huge tourist attraction.’
    • ‘Whether that conception and the reasons it generates will outlast the manifest image remains to be seen.’
    • ‘And with 24 years under her belt she has outlasted five landlords and scores of regulars.’
    • ‘It is one of life's sad ironies, where often the soul long outlasts that which the heart can't endure.’
    • ‘The words that the rest of us have offered on the tragedy will be outlasted by the silent message of hope and dignity that such men and women have sent around the world.’
    • ‘He may have died young, but his achievements will outlast many who lived longer.’
    • ‘What's going to make it outlast all the quiz shows that we have been watching for so many years?’
    • ‘A legacy is something which we deposit into this life that will outlast us for generations to come.’
    • ‘The wide scale of this restoration work should ensure that it long outlasts any of us.’
    • ‘If his lust outlasts the night, romance will have a chance to blossom.’
    • ‘Remembering through the media by definition outlasts human experience, not necessarily helping us to heal in this time and place but perhaps by helping others in other times and places.’
    • ‘I realised I had no idea why ‘soulmate’ had outlasted the other myths I'd retired from my personal cosmology, like unconditional love and no-work relationships.’
    • ‘They outlasted the dinosaurs and are the single longest lived branch of mammaliforms.’
    • ‘Many men had suits made to measure with two pairs of trousers as the coats and waistcoats usually outlasted one pair of trousers.’
    • ‘It would be thoroughly useful to understand how to ensure that your accumulated wealth outlasts your biological life cycle, without hampering your life style.’
    • ‘One of the team expresses his understanding that after 20 or 30 years some of these buildings have outlasted their usefulness and need to be flattened.’
    outlive, survive, live after, remain alive after, last longer than, live longer than, outwear
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