In the case of Lamennais the disciple outstripped the master.
The fort has been dismantled; and in trade the town is outstripped by Astara, the customs station on the Persian frontier.
Individual leaders in times of stress acquired a recognized supremacy, and, once a tribe outstripped the rest, the opportunities for continued advance gave further scope to their authority.
These ministri were nominees of the king; they included the important members of his household, and their number gradually increased until it outstripped that of all the other members.
But the real menace to the Latin kingdom lay in northern Syria; and here a power was eventually destined to rise, which outstripped the kings of Jerusalem in the race for Cairo, and then - with the northern and southern boundaries of Jerusalem in its control - was able to crush the kingdom as it were between the two arms of a vice.