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


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  • This began with the bitter presidential election of 1828, which pitted the education, cultivation, and puritan constraint of John Quincy Adams against the yahoo populism of Andrew Jackson, thereby deciding permanently whether America would become a shining city upon a hill or an overlighted strip mall along a highway.

    I Sing of Fizzy Fluid Retention

  • We were ushered into a huge room on the third floor, overlighted and full of grubby plastic chairs.

    My Big Date With Nicole

  • My mother found herself walking seven blocks further just to pick up a quart of milk and one pound of onions at an overlighted, overheated supermarket, where teenaged checkout girls with stained hair pushed the pennies at her.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • It looked deserted, in fact, festal and overlighted, but cheerful.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • In consequence the center is overlighted, and instead of a similitude of daylight we have unreality.

    The Complete Home

  • The streets of this section were not overlighted, and seemed very silent and lonely, as, at this particular time, the greater part of the inhabitants of the quarter were away to the scenes of pleasure.

    Frank Merriwell Down South

  • Rags had first come into the overheated, overlighted, overdecorated room.

    Winnie Childs The Shop Girl

  • I remained on deck until we stopped and a steam pilot-boat, so overlighted amidships that one could not make out her complete shape, glided across our bows and sent a pilot on board.

    Notes on Life and Letters

  • For a moment Ossipon imagined the overlighted place changed into a dreadful black hole belching horrible fumes choked with ghastly rubbish of smashed brickwork and mutilated corpses.

    The Secret Agent; a Simple Tale

  • "We have, over time, overlighted everything in America," he told the tour group.

    The New Yorker


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