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 Meanings and Examples of OUTWEIGH
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outweigh
 v.  go beyond; surpass; exceed
Classic Sentence:
1  Mr. Micawber's enjoyment of his epistolary powers, in describing this unfortunate state of things, really seemed to outweigh any pain or anxiety that the reality could have caused him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
2  There were at the time as many reasons for the step as against it, and there was no overbalancing consideration to outweigh his invariable rule of abstaining when in doubt.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 21
3  The advantage of only having to feed themselves, and not having to support five extravagant human beings as well, was so great that it would have taken a lot of failures to outweigh it.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
4  He feared that Bonaparte's genius might outweigh all the courage of the Russian troops, and at the same time could not admit the idea of his hero being disgraced.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III
5  For which reason they avoided attempting towns by siege, judging the expense and inconvenience of this method of carrying on war greatly to outweigh any advantage to be gained by it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXXII.
6  He had long nerved himself to the sacrifice, however, and the thought of the honour and happiness of his daughter outweighed any regret at his ruined fortunes.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
7  Her satisfaction in Mr Elliot outweighed all the plague of Mrs Clay.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 16
8  Dantes held down his head, that the other might not see how joy at the thought of having a companion outweighed the sympathy he felt for the failure of the abbe's plans.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
9  It was impossible to remove his doubts as to whether this was the right decision, but this was outweighed by his belief in its necessity.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law...
Example Sentence:
1  They argue that the possible risks attached to such vaccines vastly outweigh any advantages.
2  We need to consider whether the disadvantages of the plan outweigh the advantages.
3  The benefits of antidepressant medications likely outweigh their risks to children with major depression and anxiety disorders.
4  The gain is outweighed by the loss.