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Usage examples for outwit

  1. At first Grace had had some bad spills, but eventually she learned to outwit her pony and ride him no matter how savagely he tried to unhorse her. ” – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower
  2. Realizing the folly of any further attempts to outwit the half- breed, Helen rode silently on. ” – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  3. With these plans I can always outwit them! ” – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  4. Both armies were now in motion, each hoping by rapid marches to outwit the other; Lee trying to get across the Potomac, and Meade trying to intercept him. ” – Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers by J. Newton Terrill
  5. How to outwit the King should Desmond Ellerey fall into his hands, she did not know. ” – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  6. “ Sarah regarded white people as her friends, but she was proud of being an Indian, and she liked to think that her race could outwit the soldier now and then. ” – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  7. “ " A Lydian can outwit a fox, and a Syrian a Lydian, but an Ionian is a match for both," muttered the king, smiling for the first time; " Croesus told me this story- poor Croesus!" ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. As I rode along I wondered that I had been content to wait in London so long, and had not, without the duke's command, sought to outwit the old man I had seen in the lonely house. ” – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  9. As the scientist stumbled on through the mists, Luke's doubts increased and he began to lose his respect for the man's intellect and for the cunning which had enabled him to outwit the neutralizing energies used by the guards. ” – Vulcan's Workshop by Harl Vincent
  10. Follow the newspapers and outwit them in cynicism." ” – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  11. But I will outwit them. ” – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  12. So I made up my mind that I would outwit this man at his own game. ” – Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock
  13. We must not think of beating them in sailing, because there are too many of them, but we must outwit them. ” – Frank, the Young Naturalist by Harry Castlemon
  14. Barter had proved it almost impossible to outwit him. ” – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  15. “ " We have," answered I, " done all that is possible to stop the payment of these cheques; but a clever villain might succeed in realising them one by one in different parts of the world, and thus outwit us." ” – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  16. It was slow travelling and every way unpleasant to a pair of young people who had set out that morning with a merry assurance that the great chief, the father of whom they were so proud, had outwitted the Mexicans and was about to outwit the blue- coats and the cowboys. ” – The Red Mustang by William O. Stoddard
  17. After this they went away together accompanied only by Larico and two or three of the councillors of Inca blood and as I learned from Larico afterwards, told each other their tales and made plans to outwit and if need were to destroy, Urco and his faction. ” – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  18. There was great need for speed, so he drove his canoe to the limit of his strength, running all rapids which skill and daring could outwit – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  19. Now we have but one man against us, and it will go hard indeed if we four cannot outwit the scoundrel, if scoundrel he be, providing he gives us time. ” – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis