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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overbalance.

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Examples

  • Dana was the thorough-going type of man, not overbalanced and erratic, without quirk or quibble of temperament.

    A CLASSIC OF THE SEA

  • She overbalanced hard into the rim of a fountain with a thump that echoed dully, and then lurched upright again, landing a wild punch on his shoulder.

    And the thought becomes a memory

  • The destroyer overbalanced and crashed into the ditch.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Â Initially designed to create an all-star JLA, it quickly became overbalanced, with 14 active members (one of whom, Geo-Force, was never seen to join the team and never seen to quit it, and still somehow ranks as an active member.)

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  • Heart-high, I say, my rapier entered Pasquini's side on the right, but it did not emerge, on the left, for, well-nigh through him, it met a rib (oh, man-killing is butcher's work!) with such a will that the forcing overbalanced him, so that he fell part backward and part sidewise to the ground.

    Chapter 11

  • He attempted to hold the two men apart, but pressing too hard against the truculent individual, overbalanced him and threw him to the floor.

    CHAPTER 11

  • Their meagre physical experiences, plus their meagre intellectual experiences, made a negative sum so vast that it overbalanced their wholesome morality and healthful sports.

    Chapter 18

  • But Hopes had made 30 from 28 balls, and promised more when he overbalanced attempting to hit Afridi and was stumped, followed quickly by Cameron White, on the receiving end of some rapid stuff from Shoaib Akhtar before Afridi got him in the deep, and then David Hussey who knocked a return catch back to Saeed Ajmal from the leading edge.

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  • In a 1991 commentary, Agnew suggested that Ian Botham, who had overbalanced while batting and tried but failed to step over his stumps, "just couldn't quite get his leg over", leaving Johnston in fits of giggles.

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  • She almost overbalanced and fell on the floor, but clung to her sheets and the edge of the window seat and managed to spare herself that at least.

    The Demons Covenant

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