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


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

    Wizard and Glass

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

    Wizard and Glass

  • 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.


  • 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

  • I could not sleep that night; I became her lover; I overbrimmed a few hours with a whole lifetime -- a lover's lifetime; the experience of its prolific delights burned me.

    The Magic Skin


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