from The Century Dictionary.
- To reach or extend over.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To reach or extend over.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To
reachor extend over.
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Essentially, Dimbleby asked Mandelson, if the problem was, that the government where so used to spinning about issues in general, that it overspan the case for war.
The dualism exists doubtless, and we can be caught in it, but the function of mind is to overspan it, and so transform all difference, discord, diabolism into unity, harmony, deity.