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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overbrim.

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Examples

  • One eye overbrimmed; one tear drew a silver line down his cheek.

    Wizard and Glass

  • A tear overbrimmed her left eye and slipped down her cheek.

    Wizard and Glass

  • Old as it looks, all this portion of Warwick has overbrimmed, as it were, from the original settlement, being outside of the ancient wall.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • Scarcely thus: when Juturna's eyes overbrimmed with tears, and thrice and again she smote her hand on her gracious breast.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • The mother was still silent, but Wogan could see that the tears overbrimmed her eyes and rolled down her cheeks.

    Clementina

  • At the foot of it they came to a creek, which the tide at this hour had flooded and almost overbrimmed.

    News from the Duchy

  • While Hetty lay, neither winking nor moving, the big drops overbrimmed at the corners of each eye and trickled on the pillow.

    Hetty Wesley

  • A fragrance enveloped her, an exquisite joy overbrimmed her, as a voice -- the beloved, unforgotten voice of matchless music -- spoke.

    The Dop Doctor

  • As he came up a few steps to meet Major Melville, and touched solemnly, but slightly, his huge and overbrimmed 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.

    The Waverley

  • Old as it looks, all this portion of Warwick has overbrimmed, as it were, from the original settlement, being outside of the ancient wall.

    Our Old Home A Series of English Sketches A Series of English Sketches

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