Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


In the Oriental one it is the Devil who outwits the peasants.

The examples in which the husband, on the other hand, outwits the wife are few.

In the game of diplomacy he outwits his opponents at every stage.

He outwits and overreaches his foes with surpassing cunning.

At first Laban outwits him, but in the end Jacob's cunning is victorious.

He outwits the most carefully trained setters, and only the old dogs after years of experience can take him unawares.

By dint of imposture, he outwits them; yet, in consequence of his miracles and illusions, he at length discovers himself.

Nothing it can do to us, nothing that can happen to it, outwits us—at least more than a few hundred years at a time.

The expedient by which Ulysses outwits Polyphemus in the Odyssey by calling himself ουτις is clearly of the same order.

Proverbially such acts belong to a policy that outwits itself.