Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a projecting or too large brim.

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Examples

  • That LP, more than just about any other, over-brimmed with positive, driving energy, made every dream worthwhile, and - most importantly - set you up for a great night out.

    The Saturday interview: Patti Smith

  • As he came up a few steps to meet Major Melville, and touched solemnly, but slightly, his huge and over-brimmed blue bonnet, in answer to the

    Waverley

  • The mists were all gone, now, leaving behind them in shimmering dewdrops an iridescent veil on mead and copse and garden; the river gleamed in diamond curves and loops, while in the covert near me the birds were singing as if from hearts that over-brimmed with joy.

    Cecilia de Noël

  • Then again it evaporates, it shrinks, it dwindles; and of all that flood which over-brimmed the bowl of the great Cosmos, there is hardly enough now left to fill a teaspoon.

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  • She clenched her teeth, while tears -- tears of physical anguish, irrepressible -- over-brimmed her lashes and fell uncounted in the darkness.

    Lady Good-for-Nothing

  • As he came up a few steps to meet Major Melville, and touched solemnly, but slightly, his huge and over-brimmed blue bonnet, in answer to the Major, who had courteously raised a small triangular gold-laced hat, Waverley was irresistibly impressed with the idea that he beheld a leader of the Roundheads of yore in conference with one of Marlborough's captains.

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • The plateau broke down to the North Sea in formidable cliffs, the tall out-stacks rose like pillars ringed about with surf, the coves were over-brimmed with clamorous froth, the sea-birds screamed, the wind sang in the thyme on the cliff's edge; here and there, small ancient castles toppled on the brim; here and there, it was possible to dip into a dell of shelter, where you might lie and tell yourself you were a little warm, and hear (near at hand) the whin-pods bursting in the afternoon sun, and (farther off) the rumour of the turbulent sea.

    Across the Plains: With Other Memories and Essays

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