Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To stand too strictly on the demands or conditions of.
- v. rare to stand or insist too much or too long; overstay
- v. transitive to stand too strictly on the demands or conditions of.
- v. yachting : to sail to the mark at a wider angle than is the normal upwind angle, to go beyond the layline
- v. : to have complete or intutitive comprehension, to grok
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To stand on the price or conditions of, so as to lose a sale; to lose by an extravagant price or hard conditions.
- From Middle English overstonden, from Old English oferstandan ("to stand over"), equivalent to over- + stand. Cognate with Dutch overstaan ("to stand over"), German überstehen ("to stand through, survive"). (Wiktionary)
“Maybe, it's those things and more but no matter the reason why I have personally chosen not to catch the bus downtown everyday for a superficial show of solidarity, overstand that I am not a minority in my opinion.”
“I do not drink, today, and never will again, but I overstand why Black males in America do what we do.”
“Lion of Judah on each one of dem, overstand? he said, pointing toward his couch and chairs.”
“Sometimes, however, they overstand their market, and suffer by refusing the first offers made.”
“Be ruled then, and accept of my brother's invitation, and overstand not the time of mercy, but agree with thine adversary quickly.”
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