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

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  • The chance that the mystery, as you call it, which at present overclouds your birth and connexions, will clear up into something inexpressibly and inconceivably brilliant; and this without any effort or exertion of your own, but purely by the goodwill of

    Redgauntlet

  • “I too have sometimes that dark melancholy which overclouds the brain.”

    Kenilworth

  • Quiver of Arrowes, overclouds all with his religious Monkes Cowle, and then with a parting kisse or two, returned to the place where he had left his fellow and companion, perhaps imployed in as devout an exercise, as he had bin in his absence from him; whence both repayring home to the Monastery, all this nightes wandering was allowed as tollerable, by them who made no spare of doing the like.

    The Decameron

  • Jealousy fostered in the heart overshadows and overclouds all life.

    Polly A New-Fashioned Girl

  • To many minds the shadow of the end is ever present, like the coffin in the Egyptian feast, and overclouds all the sunshine of life.

    The Pleasures of Life

  • You must go frankly and fearlessly to the wife you love, tell her of the suspicion that overclouds her fame, and implore her to help you to the uttermost of her power in unravelling the mystery of this man's death.

    Aurora Floyd. A Novel

  • Such is the fatality of error which overclouds every question connected with Shakspeare, that two of his principal critics, Steevens and Malone, have endeavored to solve the difficulty by cutting it with a falsehood.

    Biographical Essays

  • "I too have sometimes that dark melancholy which overclouds the brain."

    Kenilworth

  • The chance that the mystery, as you call it, which at present overclouds your birth and connexions, will clear up into something inexpressibly and inconceivably brilliant; and this without any effort or exertion of your own, but purely by the goodwill of Fortune.

    Redgauntlet

  • _Tum sic exspirans_, &c. _A gathering Mist overclouds her chearful Eyes;

    The Spectator, Volume 1 Eighteenth-Century Periodical Essays

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