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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That has already passed; past.


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  • This amount of debt created by Obama already overpassed all America's accumulated debts for more than 200 years from all past administrations since George Washington's administration!

    McCain: CIA secrecy story just beginning

  • William Goddard, never able to shake his disgruntlement at being overpassed in the system he created, left the office in a huff, and Bache placed Hazard in the vacant position.

    The King's Best Highway

  • And of the two they saw that their heads reached unto heaven, but of him that was led by them that it overpassed the heavens.

    Is There Evidence For Mythicism?

  • Bonnard was jubilant when he tagged some tree-dwellers which Varian thought must be nocturnal since they didn't so much as move from their tree boles when the sled overpassed them.

    Cattle Town

  • And, you know, surely, if we can still pay out, you know, bonuses to bankers on Wall Street, it seems to me we can use some of these dollars to actually invest in poor communities that have been overlooked and overpassed for decades.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2009

  • This word crime overpassed the measure of what Marius, who was already greatly agitated by the abrupt evocation of Waterloo, could accept.

    Les Miserables

  • Passion annihilated his right judgment and love overpassed all limits in him; his vitals were occupied with her service and his heart was aflame with the fire of repine, so that he swooned away and fell to the ground.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Thus the first step I took to extricate myself from my ignorance, overpassed the limits of all ages — the boundaries of time.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • But above all the other symptoms of lovers, this is not lightly to be overpassed, that likely of what condition soever, if once they be in love, they turn to their ability, rhymers, ballad makers, and poets.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • She was a woman some years older than himself, but had not by any means overpassed the maturity of good looks and vigour.

    Wessex Tales


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