à outrance
adverb Etymology: French Date: 1883 to the limit ; unsparingly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • À outrance — ● À outrance avec excès, exagération ; jusqu à l élimination d un des deux adversaires, jusqu à la victoire totale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • à outrance — [ä΄ o͞o träns′] 〚Fr〛 to the utmost; to the bitter end; to the death * * * …   Universalium

  • à outrance — [ä΄ o͞o träns′] [Fr] to the utmost; to the bitter end; to the death …   English World dictionary

  • A outrance — The term used to describe jousting in a hostile manner, when injury or death were expected and even wished for. Jousting could also be a plaisir, for pleasure. [< OldFr. outrance = beyond bounds, extreme; Fr. a outrance = to the bitter end] Cf …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • à outrance — à ou|trance* [au trã:s] <fr. > aufs Äußerste, über alle Maßen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • A outrance — (Fr. with utmost hostility ) Indicates a combat of war, not fought for pleasure. Wars would be fought а outrance, as might an emprise, but a friendly passage at arms, such as a pas d’armes, would be fought for pleasure, а plaisir. In an а… …   Medieval glossary

  • à outrance —  (Fr.) Not à l’outrance. To the very last, to the death …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • à outrance — [α: u:trɒà outrances] adverb literary to the death or the very end. Origin Fr., lit. to the utmost …   English new terms dictionary

  • à outrance —    to the utmost ; to the death …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • à outrance — …   Useful english dictionary

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