Thesaurus / outstay
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Theobald could not find an excuse to outstay his colleague, since they were both guests at the same house.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
Even funerals and lovers must bow to meal-times, and Jack Meredith was not the man to outstay his welcome.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
He meant to outstay the rest, for he wished to speak with Wetmore alone, and it seemed as though those people would never go.
THE COAST OF BOHEMIAWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
I was anxious not to outstay his strength, and I kept my eye on the clock in frequent glances.
LITERARY FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCESWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
Mommo could easily be made a little sleepier than usual, after being tempted to outstay the others.
WHOSOEVER SHALL OFFENDF. MARION CRAWFORD
It was no easy matter to outstay Mr. Devar, but, asserting my position as an old friend, this was at last accomplished.
DROSSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
Brett looked at his watch, though by this time he had made up his mind to outstay the others.
MARION DARCHEF. MARION CRAWFORD
Bagley tried to outstay Turl; but Turl had the advantage of later arrival and of perfect control of temper.
THE MYSTERY OF MURRAY DAVENPORTROBERT NEILSON STEPHENS
She was most anxious on this first occasion not to outstay her welcome.
MAMMON AND CO.E. F. BENSON
But she had come in the nick of time and she would stay and if necessary outstay him.
BASIL EVERMANELSIE SINGMASTER
WORDS RELATED TO OUTSTAY
- establish oneself
- hang about
- hang around
- hang in
- hang out
- hold the fort
- put down roots
- sit tight
- stay out
- stay put
- stick around
- sweat it out
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.