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outlive

[out-liv] /ˌaʊtˈlɪv/
verb (used with object), outlived, outliving.
1.
to live longer than; survive (a person, period, etc.):
She outlived her husband by many years.
2.
to outlast; live or last through:
The ship outlived the storm. He hopes to outlive the stigma of his imprisonment.
Origin of outlive
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English outliven. See out-, live1
Related forms
outliver, noun
Synonyms
1. See survive.
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  • The great resorts and seats of learning often outlive in this way the intention of the founders as the world outgrows them.

    Table-Talk William Hazlitt
  • You're quite likely to outlive me and a host of younger men.

  • "Oh, yes, said he had never expected me to outlive uncle; I always acted so much older than he did," laughed Robert.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • I know that his courage was not of that character to outlive defeat.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • It's something we got over there, and none of us will ever outlive it.

British Dictionary definitions for outlive

outlive

/ˌaʊtˈlɪv/
verb (transitive)
1.
to live longer than (someone)
2.
to live beyond (a date or period): he outlived the century
3.
to live through (an experience)
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Word Origin and History for outlive
v.

"to live longer than," late 15c., from out (adv.) + live (v.). Related: Outlived; outliving.

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