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Outrage, a. Also: outt-, owt-, ouct-, wtrage. [ME. and e.m.E. out(t)-, owtrage, outerage (c 1330 to 1550).] Of persons and their actions: Fierce, violent, oppressive, severe. — 14.. Acts I. 109/2.
Na ȝit in the self land he sal nocht mak outtrage [L. superfluam] dystres
c1420 Wynt. v. 1654 (W).
He stude and wes in dedis fell Ouctrage [v.rr. owtrageous(e] and rycht cruell
1456 Hay I. 172/9.
The quhilkis weris cummys bot of outrage and felloun hertis that ar sett in wikkitnes
c1475 Wall. i. 207.
Selbye he hecht, dispitfull and owtrage
Ib. 340.
Ib. v. 571. a1500 Sir Eger 2798.
For he was still and full outrage

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