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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overset.


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  • The fierce house-dog, however, will be noticed as bounding through the poultry, and knocking down one luckless hen, he jumps upon his mistress, and almost oversets her also.

    Gladys, the Reaper

  • "Yes," I answered, "unless the _balsa_ oversets, when I shall find mail hard to swim in."

    The Virgin of the Sun

  • Suddenly an elegantly dressed spectator clambers on to the edge of his box, pushes the bust, oversets it.

    Dieux ont soif. English

  • It oversets every idea of time, and plays with one's resolutions as the wind with a feather.


  • Perhaps, too, the rich blood of the Falernian grape produced a more godlike delirium than the vulgar brandy which oversets the moderns!

    Views a-foot

  • Nay, as we forthwith discover, a certain Calypso-Island detains him at the very outset; and as it were falsifies and oversets his whole reckoning.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • The slightest additional gust of wind often oversets the little sailor and his vessel altogether.

    Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match

  • The breath of a court speedily oversets a thousand objections, and scatters the cobwebs of his brain.

    The Spirit of the Age Contemporary Portraits

  • He does not find, as in Europe, a crowded society, where every place is over-stocked; he does not feel that perpetual collision of parties, that difficulty of beginning, that contention which oversets so many.

    Letters from an American Farmer

  • Spanish war, added to the load, almost oversets our most sanguine heroism: and now we have in opportunity of conquering all the world, by being at war with all the world, we seem to doubt a little of our abilities.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3


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