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


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  • If all they do with the Stabilisation and Reconstruction "Force" (careful avoidance of scale in their title you should notice, is it a brigade, a regiment or a staff branch?) is reassign already overpressed military engineers and logisticians and hope they can make the cake rise by finding some fantasy land world builders in the TA who are prepared to deploy for 6 months then it is merely a diversion.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • So I'm really looking forward to seeing this one, even if some of it does sound a little cliched - the fish tank metaphor seems a little overpressed, even in the trailer - the girl is always looking out the window, like a fish in a tank.

    Fish Tank Movie Trailer | /Film

  • For whereas one part of his army had unmistakably got the better, and was pursuing the enemy at a good distance from him, he yet retreated in confusion into his camp, not so much because he was overpressed by those with whom he was engaged, as out of mistrust of success and through a panic fear.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • But we just overpressed it with our firepower, and that was it.

    CNN Transcript Apr 9, 2003

  • A basic difference in handling a catamaran as opposed to a single-hulled boat is that you turn downwind when the boat becomes overpressed, rather than turning upwind and letting the sail luff.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • There are some that are so burdened and overpressed with the sense of their sins, that they are scarce able to hold up under the weight of them, — under the doubts and fears wherewith they are distressed.

    Sacramental Discourses

  • Students, and children overpressed at lessons, are apt to suffer from it.

    Papers on Health

  • At the age of fifteen he was married, and on the bride's arrival the falsity of the middleman through whom the engagement had been long ago contracted was revealed, for the bride was a helpless cripple and a serious burden on the already overpressed household.

    The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's The Story of the Work in Hwochow

  • Sometimes, if overpressed, Ellen would ask Miss Fortune to let her stop; saying, as Alice had advised her, that she wished to have her do such and such things.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • He remained motionless, conscious of that sensation of intense tightness of nerve and sinew in which an overpressed mind expresses itself.

    Dawn of All


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