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

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Examples

  • And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the LORD, that he had done for Israel.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • ¶ And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the LORD, that he had done for Israel.

    Joshua 24.

  • When you take into consideration the tiny dimensions of the island, its distance from all the centres of civilization, its isolation, the great calamities which have befallen it from hurricane, drought and pestilence, and the way it has overlived them all, there is every justification for the pride and glory of its inhabitants in their fair and fertile islet.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878.

  • Warren, Count of Beaucaire, was an old man and feeble, who had overlived his term.

    Aucassin and Nicolette translated from the Old French

  • It is said in the same revelations that it was showed to her that the fortieth day after the soul departed from her body she was so assumpt into heaven, and also that when our blessed Lady spake to her, she said: After the Ascension of our Lord a whole year, and as many days more as be from the Ascension unto her assumption, she overlived.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • Then she avowed in the hands of Master Conrad, which was a good man and her confessor, and promised that if her husband died and she overlived him, that she would keep perpetual continence.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • Post so that he had only just relapsed, from having overworked, or overlived, himself again.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • It was absurd not to have faith in the man who had healed Paul Post so that he had only just relapsed, from having overworked, or overlived, himself again.

    The Forsyte Saga - Complete

  • Charles Wells, —who gave in his early poem, Joseph and his Brethren, a promise which was never fulfilled, —with Joseph Severn, to the last the faithful friend of Keats, overlived him to 1879.

    Notes

  • I will be a boy for you, Vjera, and I will love as boys love, but with the strength of a man who has known sorrow and overlived it.

    A Cigarette-Maker's Romance

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