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

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Examples

  • He thought how high the proud and chivalrous character of Ravenswood might rise under many circumstances in which HE found himself "overcrowed," to use a phrase of Spenser, and kept under, by his brief pedigree, and timidity of disposition.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • First in order to stop it getting overcrowed with numerous icons all of the Windows system alerts are consolidated into one icon called the Action Centre, This is where you are told that your antivirus is out of date, or Windows Defender needs to run etc.

    2009 May « By Tor's Words Of Wisdom

  • PR is a relativily small Island of 110 x 65 miles, that is quite overcrowed in normal times.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Some WW fanfic

  • Our schools are overcrowed and no one speaks ENGLISH.

    Illegals, Legals and Darkness

  • I sunk it and my head at once, fairly overcrowed, as Spenser would have termed it, by the mingled kindness and firmness of her manner.

    Rob Roy

  • He warned that the overcrowed hospital would soon run out medicines and the situation would be even more dramatic unless reinforcements are sent in urgently.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The islands are impoverished and overcrowed, and the prices of the staple exports - cloves, vanilla, and the essence ylang ylang flowers used in perfume - have all plummeted.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He said a culture of learning and teaching could not be developed if schools were overcrowed, lacked resources and materials, or did not have proper facilities.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Even most of those persons who were not overcrowed by Austria's partisans and admirers did not dream that she would be conquered in a week, but thought it would be a more difficult matter for General Benedek to march from Prague to Berlin than was generally supposed, and that such march would not exactly be of the nature of a military promenade.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866

  • For, Sir Duncan, if it pleases you to notice, your house is overcrowed, and slighted, or commanded, as we military men say, by yonder round hillock to the landward, whereon an enemy might stell such a battery of cannon as would make ye glad to beat a chamade within forty-eight hours, unless it pleased the Lord extraordinarily to show mercy. ''

    A Legend of Montrose

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