Sunday, January 15, 2012
Definitions for outrance
- 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."
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.
Origin of outrance
Outrance came from the Old French word oltrance meaning "to pass beyond." It is probably related to outrage.