Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Swarming to excess.

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  • verb Present participle of overswarm.

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Examples

  • From this overswarming hive of industry, -- from these crowded treadmills of gain, -- here were men and women going out in solemn earnestness to prepare for the dread moment which they verily suppose is only a few months distant, -- to lift up their warning voices in the midst of scoffers and doubters, and to cry aloud to blind priests and careless churches, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh!"

    The Complete Works of Whittier

  • From this overswarming hive of industry, -- from these crowded treadmills of gain, -- here were men and women going out in solemn earnestness to prepare for the dread moment which they verily suppose is only a few months distant, -- to lift up their warning voices in the midst of scoffers and doubters, and to cry aloud to blind priests and careless churches, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh!"

    Tales and Sketches Part 3, from Volume V., the Works of Whittier: Tales and Sketches

  • From this overswarming hive of industry, -- from these crowded treadmills of gain, -- here were men and women going out in solemn earnestness to prepare for the dread moment which they verily suppose is only a few months distant, -- to lift up their warning voices in the midst of scoffers and doubters, and to cry aloud to blind priests and careless churches, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh!"

    Tales and Sketches, Complete Volume V., the Works of Whittier: Tales and Sketches

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