Usage examples for outgrow

  1. This, too, is a book that one does not outgrow but finds it a perpetually adequate commentary on his own widening experience of men and their motives. – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman
  2. We outgrow some rude vices as well as rude virtues, in becoming older, and there is comfort in that. – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  3. Perhaps it is unreasonable in me to expect it in you as a man, when you had so little of it as a boy; but I used to think it was only shyness then, and always hoped you would outgrow that and gradually become an ideal lover. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  4. This done, much scandalised to note the fact 17 That o'er the short tyrannic rise the tall, The middle- sized a penal law enact That henceforth height must be the same in all; For being each born equal with the other, What greater crime than to outgrow your brother? – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  5. He'll outgrow it, dear, and you mustn't let it worry you a bit. – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  6. I was; and I shall never outgrow the weakness. – Roof and Meadow by Dallas Lore Sharp
  7. " Oh, she's young yet, an' she'll outgrow it," observed Betsey as sincerely as she had made the opposite remark some minutes before. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  8. I am afraid I have- I am afraid- allowed myself to fancy- that, in short, I might be able to- outgrow this unhappy nervous affection. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. My faith is very strong in political parties, but, as the world has outgrown other forms of wrong, I believe that it will outgrow this also. – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  10. I want to stay till I outgrow being a weakling and grow into a real man. – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  11. " Carol would feel stronger in the summer- time;" or, " She would be better when she had spent a year in the country;" or, " She would outgrow it;" or, " They would try a new physician;" but by and by it came to be all too sure that no physician save One could make Carol strong again, and that no " summer- time" nor " country air," unless it were the everlasting summer- time in a heavenly country, could bring back the little girl to health. – The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  12. She hasn't been able to run and play like other children for two years, but we're hoping she may outgrow the trouble in time. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  13. They always said, when their daughter was unusually naughty or selfish, " Oh, Gladys will outgrow all these things. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  14. As in music we may take almost any possible discord with pleasing effect if we have prepared and resolved it rightly, so our ideas will outlive and outgrow almost any modification which is approached and quitted in such a way as to fuse the old and new harmoniously. – Luck or Cunning? by Samuel Butler
  15. She used often to say- " I cannot find it in my heart to punish the poor child when I consider that he is both fatherless and motherless, and I trust he will outgrow these childish ways." – The Path of Duty, and Other Stories by H. S. Caswell
  16. The volume was therefore anything but a success; but Keats was not discouraged, for he saw many of his own faults more clearly than did his critics, and felt his power to outgrow them. – Keats: Poems Published in 1820 by John Keats
  17. She had outgrown her need of crutches as the tiny creatures of the sea outgrow their shells. – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  18. If I read history aright accidents were caused by ignorance or neglect of law, and I am sure the people of the earth, when they begin to realize fully how unnecessary they are, will soon outgrow them. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  19. If you let them alone- or leave them to sympathetic management- you will probably find that they will outgrow the whole thing, as children outgrow an inordinate love of sweets. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  20. The race has grown older now and we strive to outgrow what we call childish things, yet we get new strength for dwelling in our higher levels of mature thought by dropping back now and then to the primitive customs and touching with smiling reverence the ancient forms of expression. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard