Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overflow.

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Examples

  • And the sexist that overflowed from the zealous pack of rabid commentators battling to see who could slander the Clintons more was a national disgrace. — steve pesce

    A Clintonian at Fox - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • "_Il fait chaud_," said this divine man, prisoner, criminal, or what not, as he offered me a glass of wine in the form of a huge tin cup overflowed from the canteen in his slightly unsteady and delicately made hand.

    The Enormous Room

  • And since his first term overflowed with more action, adventure and controversy than most politicians encounter in their entire political careers, this is one autobio not to be missed!

    Major Spoilers

  • "I'm not afraid," she answered, with a smile, slipping down herself into a chair, beside which, on the floor, stood a sewing-basket from which, Daylight noted, some white fluffy thing of lace and muslin overflowed.

    Chapter XVIII

  • "I'm not afraid," she answered, with a smile, slipping down herself into a chair, beside which, on the floor, stood a sewing-basket from which, Daylight noted, some white fluffy thing of lace and muslin overflowed.

    Chapter XVIII

  • He felt that it was impossible to ask Robert Williamson and probably have the girl's name overflowed in a stream of petty gossip concerning her and all her antecedents and collaterals to the third and fourth generation.

    Kilmeny of the Orchard

  • He felt that it was impossible to ask Robert Williamson and probably have the girl's name overflowed in a stream of petty gossip concerning her and all her antecedents and collaterals to the third and fourth generation.

    Kilmeny of the Orchard

  • This deposit has made, and maintains, the Roanoke lands the richest on the Atlantic slope; and they would be more valuable than the bottom lands of any of the rivers of that slope, but for their greater liability to be overflowed, which is owing to the remarkable narrowness of the whole bed and course of the river, compared to its length, and to the volume of water which it conveys.

    Agricultural, Geological, and Descriptive Sketches of Lower North Carolina, and the Similar Adjacent Lands

  • This level was near two miles in length, and of an unknown breadth, quite out of danger of being overflowed, which is a misfortune most of the low grounds are liable to in those parts.

    The Westover Manuscripts: Containing the History of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina; A Journey to the Land of Eden, A. D. 1733; and A Progress to the Mines. Written from 1728 to 1736, and Now First Published

  • According to the Los Angeles Times, when the film was shown to US buyers earlier in the year, it "overflowed" with Hollywood-style debauchery.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

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