Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overrule.

Etymologies

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overrule +‎ -eth

Examples

  • And know you not, that through the sad occasion of the time, which now overruleth us, the judges have forsaken their venerable benches, the Lawes (both divine and humane) ceasing, granting ample license to every one, to do what best agreeth with the conservation of life?

    The Decameron

  • We have long since learned to rest with perfect faith in the Hand that overruleth all.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • How can, then, a thing that hath been created by Thy will that overruleth the whole of creation, a thing that is itself a part of the contingent world, have the power to soar into the holy atmosphere of Thy knowledge, or reach unto the seat of

    Prayers and Meditations

  • Wherefore the Solway may swallow him up, or the sword of the enemy may devour him -- nevertheless, my hope is better in Him who directeth all things, and ruleth over the waves of the sea, and overruleth the devices of the wicked, and who can redeem us even as

    Redgauntlet

  • Wherefore the Solway may swallow him up, or the sword of the enemy may devour him — nevertheless, my hope is better in Him who directeth all things, and ruleth over the waves of the sea, and overruleth the devices of the wicked, and who can redeem us even as a bird from the fowler’s net.’

    Redgauntlet

  • Pilot cried out to them, "Rejoice ye with great joy and make ye merry and be ye gladdened with good news, O ye folk, for that ye are saved from the dangers of these terrible depths and ye are drawing near the city of Sábúr, the King who overruleth the Isles

    Arabian nights. English

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