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Out-herod   /aʊt-hˈɛrəd/   Listen

Surpass someone in cruelty or evil.

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"Out-herod" Quotes from Famous Books

... An evil day for journalists and writers who do not out-Herod Blanqui and Pyat. I know not how I shall get bread and cheese. My poor suburban villa is to be pulled down by way of securing Paris; my journal will be suppressed by way of establishing the liberty of the press. I ventured to suggest that the people of France should have some choice ...
— The Parisians, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Words linked to "Out-herod" :   surmount, outgo, exceed, outdo, surpass, outmatch, outstrip, outperform

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