excelling (part of speech: verb)
- " We are outstripping them," said Pariset a few moments later. - "A Hero of Liége", Herbert Strang.
- The tradition is that the head of the family had the then extensive lands of Gill granted to him and his heirs by William the Lion, King of Scotland in the twelfth century, not only in reward for his fidelity to his prince, but as a memorial of his extraordinary swiftness of foot in pursuing the deer; outstripping in fleetness most of the horsemen and dogs. - "Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland", Daniel Scott.
- Little wonder, then, we find this individual, youthful Pole, not timidly treading in the path of popular composition, but bravely carrying his banner, spangled, glittering and fanciful, and outstripping at their own game all the virtuosi of Europe. - "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.