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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overleap.


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  • It is the logical next step up from that traditional “Yankee know-how” with which America had overleaped the early worldwide impact of English industrial practicality.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • The diphtheria epidemic that ravaged the region between 1735 and 1737 had overleaped them.

    ‘War on the Run’

  • The wisdom of Philip de Comines did not prevent his having a high sense of personal consequence; and he was so much struck with the words which the King uttered, as it were, in the career of a passion which overleaped ceremony, that he could only reply by repetition of the words

    Quentin Durward

  • The limit of shrill sounds perceptible can be overleaped, as well in the case of the mind as in that of the ear.

    Les Miserables

  • Envy in his case overleaped itself: the hate of his justicers was so diabolic that they have given him to the pity of mankind forever; they it is who have made him eternally interesting to humanity, a tragic figure of imperishable renown.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • The cautious supervision of his past years had overleaped itself at last. hence, Winterborne perceived that, in this new beginning, the necessary care not to compromise

    The Woodlanders

  • As for the corporal, instead of standing by his commanding officer, he had overleaped the hedge, and run to the constable of an adjoining village for assistance.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • C. S. Lewis, in his book The Four Loves, describes this kind of experience: In one high bound it love has overleaped the massive wall of our selfhood.

    Solomon’s Song of Love

  • In one high bound it love has overleaped the massive wall of our selfhood.

    ONCE UPON A Love Song

  • These fleet animals no sooner heard the enlivening sound, than, eager for the chase, they sprang away all of a sudden, and strained every nerve to partake of the sport, flew across the fields with incredible speed, overleaped hedges and ditches, and everything in their way, without the least regard to their unfortunate riders.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle


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