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The thing was outrageous to him, and he set himself to match her cunning.

At least, she had kept him from the outrageous folly of an ordinary burglary.

Only the emergency could have spurred him to the point of so outrageous an impertinence.

He hated all cats but his own cat, by whom he was bullied in a most outrageous way.

Inspector Michel looked the outrageous creature up and down.

There is something in the human mind which recoils from too outrageous a deception.

Who was responsible for starting such sacrilegious, outrageous yarns?

But Mlle. de Kercadiou's outrageous rearing had made her headstrong.

It is a slander on American womanhood,—it is an outrageous falsehood.

She perceived at length that he was stubbornly bent on this outrageous thing.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "excessive, extravagant," from Old French outrageus, outrajos "immoderate, excessive, violent, lawless" (Modern French outrageux), from outrage, oltrage (see outrage). Meaning "flagrantly evil" is late 14c.; modern teen slang usages of it unwittingly approach the original and etymological sense of outrage. Related: Outrageously; outrageousness.

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