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  • v. Present participle of overleap.

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Examples

  • He was at no pains to show the King more courtesy than the laws of hospitality positively demanded; but, on the other hand, he evinced no purpose of overleaping their sacred barriers.

    Quentin Durward

  • It will remind the reader ‘magno NEC proximus intervallo’ of Isaiah and Virgil, whose ardent spirits overleaping the actual reign of evil which we endure and bewail, already saw the possible and perhaps approaching state of society in which the ‘lion shall lie down with the lamb,’ and

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • It will remind the reader, 'magno nec proximus intervallo' of Isaiah and Virgil, whose ardent spirits, overleaping the actual reign of evil which we endure and bewail, already saw the possible and perhaps approaching state of society in which the 'lion shall lie down with the lamb', and 'omnis feret omnia tellus'.

    Ecotopia

  • FRIEND -- some one who could have understood and appreciated his wonderful intellectual gifts; and whose strength of mind and position in society would have given power to direct and control the overleaping and indomitable pride which ultimately destroyed "the Boy."

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • From all the townships lying on the banks of the Yukon, from Sitka and from the Canadian borderland, came endless processions -- good men, bad men, women and children -- all with the gold-lust overleaping any other considerations.

    Colorado Jim

  • Are there not associations which, overleaping the recent past, carry us back to times when, over North and South, this flag was honored alike by all?

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)

  • Protestant; _ergo_, etc.: as if a marmoset, contending to be a man, overleaping that term as too generic and vulgar, should at once roundly proclaim himself to be a gentleman.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • The boatswain forward labors desperately to return an answering signal; but the spray, the slanted deck, the overleaping waves, are too much for him.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • The great Reformation burst forth into a mighty inextinguishable flame all over Europe, and, overleaping great barriers, it blazed forth in America.

    To Infidelity and Back

  • Ah, how many hearts there were among us, which, overleaping the boundaries of States, found their way to Pennsylvanian and New England homes, -- how many, which, on the morrow, among the hills of East Tennessee, were to pour out their young blood even unto death!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866

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