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

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Examples

  • In a few of them the idea overbalances the form, but the greater number are exquisite examples of a just proportion of manner and matter, a true blending of voice and vision.

    Chopin : the Man and His Music

  • Eventually he overbalances and topples, lying helplessly on his back.

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  • It is only when one side overbalances, in trying to accept the other's dogma, that problems arise.

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  • And sometimes, just sometimes, when the universe overbalances, they tilt it back.

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  • There has no sooner any one done me good service, but, lo you, he cancels his interest in me by some deep injury; and, on the other hand, he who hath deserved death at my hands for some treachery or some insult, is sure to be the very person of all others who confers upon me some obligation that overbalances his demerits, and renders respite of his sentence a debt due from my honour.

    The Talisman

  • The pleasure of seeing you once more overbalances everything else; but in the depths of my cowardice I feel more than ever the conviction that you cannot care to see one who is so intolerably dead as I am, and that the more you see of such a being, the more sorry you will be that you ever tried to bring him back to life….

    The Five of Hearts

  • If you spend most of your time out doing combat missions, you *will* acquire money, and after a certain point, the speed at which you're bringing it in easily overbalances the amount of money you're spending on equipment.

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  • "True, Horace, but there is a pleasurable excitement in all this which more than overbalances any trouble it may cost, especially when the world's applause for their good deeds is thrown into the same scale."

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  • The term "Blackletter" should, strictly, be applied only to letters in which the amount of black in the line overbalances the white; and the proper application of the title should be determined rather by this balance or weight of the letter than by its form.

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  • Indeed, child labor means, in the end, economic waste; the ultimate loss in efficiency on the part of these undeveloped, uneducated children, far more than overbalances the temporary industrial gain.

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