Example sentences for: outweighs

How can you use “outweighs” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In a recent paper in Science, Michigan State University Amazon expert Mark Cochrane pointed out that prescribed burning is ineffective in tropical forests, because the collateral damage outweighs any benefits.

  • As the cases pile up, a pattern recurs: The standard method of study, as Kuttner writes, "usually finds that the cost of regulation outweighs the benefit."

  • Sending CIA officers into Afghanistan was to be considered "if the gain clearly outweighs the risk"-but at this time no such gains presented themselves to warrant the risk.

  • "I do not believe the possible recon value outweighs the risk of possible program termination when the stakes are raised by the Taliban parading a charred Predator in front of CNN," he wrote.

  • Some scientists have estimated that the sum of these tiny organisms spread deep within the Earth outweighs all the forms of life on the surface combined.


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