How to use Outran in a sentence

outran
  • The zeal of the missionaries frequently outran their discretion.

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  • Here as elsewhere in his dominions his intentions were excellent, but his reforming zeal outran discretion, and his hasty and self-opinionated interferences with treaty rights and traditional privileges ended in provoking opposition and disaster.

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  • In such a critical generation the words of Averroism found willing ears, and pupils who outran their teacher.

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