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  • n. Plural form of overling.

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Examples

  • The goal of reintroducing structure in roles is not to make underlings know their place, but to make overlings know their place.

    2009 July 23 « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

  • At it stands, the overlings try to have it both ways, like parents who try to be buddies with their children, refusing to accept the full price of being the grown-up.

    2009 July 23 « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

  • On the Moon, obligations between underlings and overlings had their strength, but it was the strength of a river, form and force incessantly changeable.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Reflex laughs from the underlings present, though only grim smiles from the overlings.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • But the idle-minded overlings who quibbled while they died,

    The Years Between

  • Can one man get through to the Mayor without setting something up in advance, or dealing with handlers, underlings, overlings, mediumlings, gatekeepers, and other forms of People?

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  • 3. While there is a limited class of overlings in the military who will tell you explicitly what they want, and commit the same to writing when there are hazards in the execution, your typical overling expects underlings to be able to read between the lines.

    Awwwwwwkward.

  • And ... if you say 'Lunarians* to me, do you perhaps mean the Selen-archic families-or the Cordilleran phratry-or simply its overlings? "

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • And. .. if you say 'Lunarians* to me, do you perhaps mean the Selen-archic families-or the Cordilleran phratry-or simply its overlings? "

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • A blind item in today's Daily indicates so: "Which now-unemployed Belgian designer refused to look his underlings and overlings in the eye?

    Coutorture

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