Definitions

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  • adj. Too high.

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  • adj. Too high.

Etymologies

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Anglo-Saxon.

Examples

  • Yes, if you carefully raise an insupportable weight overhigh and then let it go, that's what it does.

    Whose world is this, for Heaven's sake?

  • It was a man's voice, pitched overhigh; it came from somewhere beyond and below the inclosing curtains and cut off the last of Patsy's speech.

    Seven Miles to Arden

  • "This review identifies that an overhigh vehicle strike on Kurilpa Bridge, there would only be localised damage to the bridge structure, depending on the point of impact and this wouldn't result in the bridge structure failing," he said.

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  • Thus comes it that we take a final glance through two childish prison-houses, in far-separate Russian cities, wherein a youth and a maiden lie nightly dreaming the same dreams: one of them a spirit already bonded to the service of mind under the whip of circumstance: destined to storm rocky heights, from which hard-won eminences he shall command great views of sweeping plains and far-off mountain ranges; the other a pretty chrysalis on the eve of her change into a butterfly of butterflies; who is, nevertheless, to attempt flights overhigh and overfar for her frail wings; venturing to unfriendly lands whence she must return with frayed and tired pinions and a bruised and bleeding little soul.

    The Genius

  • "Still, a friendly word of caution -- and the guard _is_ overhigh!

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

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