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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Definitions for outrance

  1. The utmost extremity.

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Citations for outrance
"Its prevailing features are equability, ease, perfect accuracy and purity of style, a manner never at outrance with the subject matter, pathos, and verisimilitude." Edgar Allen Poe, The Linwoods
I pretend not to be a champion of that same naked virtue called truth, to the very outrance. I can consent that her charms be hidden with a veil, were it but for decency's sake. Sir Walter Scott, Kenilworth
Origin of outrance
Outrance came from the Old French word oltrance meaning "to pass beyond." It is probably related to outrage.