outshone

outshine

[out-shahyn]
verb (used with object), outshone or outshined, outshining.
1.
to surpass in shining; shine more brightly than.
2.
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.
3.
to shine out or forth: a small light outshining in the darkness.

Origin:
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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outshine
1596, from out + shine (v.). Fig. sense of "to surpass in splendor or excellence" is from 1612.
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