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outlast

[out-last, -lahst] /ˌaʊtˈlæst, -ˈlɑst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to endure or last longer than:
The pyramids outlasted the civilization that built them.
2.
to live longer than; outlive.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; out- + last2
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  • In its present form stock-raising on the plains is doomed, and can hardly outlast the century.
  • He made no allusion to his term being near, to the probability that he should not outlast the summer.
  • She admired their durability then, the fact that they would long outlast her.
  • On stage you are marketing a brand and image that will outlast any gadget.
  • But whether that vision will outlast his presidency remains to be seen.
  • The army's influence can outlast its direct control.
  • Unease about unemployment looks set to continue because joblessness tends to outlast economic recessions.
  • So it could outlast any rival, albeit not painlessly, in a prolonged price war.
  • But he can console himself with one thought: that he may yet outlast many of his rivals.
  • These pieces have an enduring vibrancy and an enduring radicalism that will outlast all booms and busts, all changes in fashion.
British Dictionary definitions for outlast

outlast

/ˈaʊtˌlɑːst/
verb
1.
(transitive) to last longer than
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Word Origin and History for outlast
v.

"to last longer than," 1570s, from out (adv.) + last (v.). Related: Outlasted; outlasting.

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