Definition of 'outlive'
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They have also outlived many of their contemporaries. The Sun (2013)They have long since outlived their usefulness. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her dependence on me has long outlived mine on her. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has outlived many of his contemporaries but survival has come at a price. The Sun (2008)These coins have long outlived their usefulness and simply weigh down our pockets and purses. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The narrow inflation target has outlived its usefulness. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The organization had outlived its usefulness. Christianity Today (2000)What is it like to have outlived so many of one's contemporaries? The Times Literary Supplement (2012)But you're going to outlive me by many a long year. North and South (1855)The defences have outlived their usefulness - quite literally. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Once they have outlived their usefulness, they disappear. The Sun (2007)By the early 1930s grand juries were generally agreed to have outlived their usefulness. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But now that horses have quite obviously outlived their usefulness, we have failed to let them go. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I had long outlived such oceanic appeals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This visible security was intended to dissuade attacks and reassure visitors, but it has long outlived its usefulness. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Elderly women do not fare so well, since women typically outlive men in American society. Sociology (1995)At 75 he has outlived many actors - and acted better than lots of them. The Sun (2007)
Trends of 'outlive'
Used Occasionally. outlive is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'outlive'
British English: outlive VERB
If one person outlives another, they are still alive after the second person has died. If one thing outlives another thing, the first thing continues to exist after the second has disappeared or been replaced.
I'm sure she will outlive many of us.
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