verb (used with object), outshone or outshined, outshining.
to surpass in shining; shine more brightly than.
to surpass in splendor, ability, achievement, excellence, etc.: a product that outshone all competitors; to outshine one's classmates.
verb (used without object), outshone or outshined, outshining.
to shine out or forth: a small light outshining in the darkness.

1590–1600; out- + shine

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outshine (ˌaʊtˈʃaɪn)
vb , -shines, -shining, -shone
1.  (tr) to shine more brightly than
2.  (tr) to surpass in excellence, beauty, wit, etc
3.  rare (intr) to emit light

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Word Origin & History

1596, from out + shine (v.). Fig. sense of "to surpass in splendor or excellence" is from 1612.
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Example sentences
The blasts are so powerful that the supernovae outshine their entire host
  galaxies for a few days.
But the thrill of discovery and the utmost feeling of freedom in this still
  wild land generally outshine the difficulties.
These disks, called active galactic nuclei, can outshine the rest of the host
But while it's overhead, the space station will outshine everything in the
  evening sky except the moon.
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