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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overleap.

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Examples

  • But what becomes of virtue during these delicious excursions, when fancy overleaps all difficulties?

    The Magic Skin

  • Selfishness and greed rode roughshod over the promptings of a generous, humane, Christian nature, as they have always done in this country, not only in the case of the African but of the Indian as well, each of whom has in turn felt the pernicious influence of that heartless greed which overleaps honesty and fair play, in the unmanly grasp after perishable gain.

    Black and White

  • The Kantian sublime, by the way, explains the same phenomenon but with the exact opposite perspective, our body conditions us this way, but our mind overleaps it.

    Discipline & Pwnage

  • Polygon of the higher class can be fractured, and his whole frame re-set, with such exactness that a Polygon of two or three hundred sides sometimes — by no means always, for the process is attended with serious risk — but sometimes overleaps two or three hundred generations, and as it were doubles at a stroke, the number of his progenitors and the nobility of his descent.

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

  • Yvette, pitched in gruesome, deadlocked hostility to the Saywell household, was very old and very wise: with the agedness and the wisdom of the young, which always overleaps the agedness and the wisdom of the old, or the elderly.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • It leads also to a challenge of wild and reckless pension expenditure, which overleaps the bounds of grateful recognition of patriotic service and prostitutes to vicious uses the people's prompt and generous impulse to aid those disabled in their country's defense. 12

    Grover Cleveland: Second Inaugural Address

  • That man who, casting off wrath that overleaps every bound and becoming righteous in disposition and freed from malice, makes gifts of food, is sure to attain to happiness, O king, both here and hereafter.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 Books 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

  • It overleaps all barriers, and attacks with equal severity the inmates of a palace or a filthy hovel, the captain of a ship in a splendid cabin, surrounded with phials and pills, and Jack in the forecastle, redolent of tobacco, and destitute of ventilation.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • Nor is Turnus slack to follow; he overleaps the barriers and springs across the high gangways.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • It leads also to a challenge of wild and reckless pension expenditure, which overleaps the bounds of grateful recognition of patriotic service and prostitutes to vicious uses the people's prompt and generous impulse to aid those disabled in their country's defense.

    US Presidential Inaugural Addresses

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