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


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  • Small boulders of amygdaloid, quartz, granite, and sandstone mark the prevalence of the drift stratum, such as overspreads the upper Mississippi uplands.

    Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • The young Dawn overspreads the East streak'd with gold!

    Letter 20

  • Tomorrow (Thursday): We may start just cloudy, but light snow overspreads the region from southwest to northeast during the morning (by 7-10 a.m.) and continues much of the day before tapering during the late afternoon or evening.

    PM Update: Still cold, waiting on snow

  • Instead the confusion of that honor with the sympathy you get for suffering, which plays into the left's position that all soldiers are helpless fluff, overspreads the entire topic; and the media's business model, that suffering plays to its audience's interests.

    Should McCain be asked how his experience in Vietnam qualifies him to be President?

  • The trooper sinks upon a seat behind him, and great drops start out upon his forehead, and a deadly pallor overspreads his face.

    Bleak House

  • It is a fair, warm summer morning, and the sun shines on them, as they walk towards the darkening mist that overspreads the City.

    Dombey and Son

  • The Phasis itself is the most stagnant of all rivers, and runs the smoothest; all the fruits which spring there are unwholesome, feeble and imperfect growth, owing to the redundance of water, and on this account they do not ripen, for much vapor from the waters overspreads the country.

    On Airs, Waters, And Places

  • Perhaps this wet cloth in the original, is what we now call laudanum; a potion that overspreads the faculties, as the wet cloth did the face of the royal patient; and the translator knew not how to render it.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I wish, and that for their sakes more than for my own, that they would yet relent — but I am very ill — I must drop my pen — a sudden faintness overspreads my heart — excuse my crooked writing! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • There are, no doubt, many truly modest persons (putting myself out of the question) who, by blushes at an injurious charge, have been suspected, by those who cannot distinguish between the confusion which guilt will be attended with, and the noble consciousness that overspreads the face of a fine spirit, to be thought but capable of an imputed evil.

    Clarissa Harlowe


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