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  • adj. Bold; beyond normal, expected, or reasonable limits; excessive; outrageous.
  • adv. Over the parapet of a trench, especially at the start of a futile attack.


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  • Perhaps if there is a substantial enough in-cut feature on the back of the horn, a strand of webbing could catch and drape over each side of the horn without pulling over the top of it.

    127 Hours

  • There was an audible, chapelwide gasp, like wed all just gone over the top of the highest hill on one massive roller coaster.


  • Lead missiles were not unknown, but they were designed to be flung from small field artillery over the top of city walls, as at Perusia, and that was a blind exercise of debatable effectiveness.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Denied Spartacuss flank, meanwhile, the thraex might have ducked and lunged at Spartacuss unprotected right leg. He might even have attempted the more difficult move of leaping up, powering his right arm over the top of Spartacuss shield, and stabbing him with his curved sica.

    The Spartacus War

  • Dr. Marino looks at me over the top of his glasses.


  • “Is that Alfred?” she asked, peering over the top of the album.

    Plain Language

  • His miniature temples that held the wax images of all his ancestors who had reached the office of praetor were there, and a bust of himself on a hermed pillar that he particularly liked; the Greek sculptor had sheathed his head in the jaws of a lion skin, its paws knotted over the top of his chest and two red eyes glaring above his skull.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Only the chefe in the creased trousers, looking out over the top of his reading glasses, seems fastidious and authoritative.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Mrs. Strobe lowered her long, protruding nose so that it almost touched her desk and peered at the class over the top of her glasses.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • The spear left his hand, flew over the top of the column, and landed in the iugerum of open space called Enemy Territory.

    Antony and Cleopatra


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