from The Century Dictionary.
- To tower or soar too high.
- To tower over; overtop.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To tower over or above.
- intransitive verb rare To soar too high.
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- verb To
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Everything which surrounds the Cathedral of Avignon, its situation, its city, its history, is so full of romance and glamour that it is only after very sober second thought one realises that the church itself is the least of the papal buildings which majestically overtower the Rhone, or of those royal ruins which face them as proudly on the opposite bank of the river.
Lofty mountains, sublime in their grandeur, overtower and surround this place, and its only exposure is southward toward the sun.
In the instants of greatest danger, each time that a fresh mountain of water rose behind them, came to overtower them, and crash horribly against their boat, one of their hands would move as if involuntarily, to form the sign of the cross.
In the field of Buddhism we have a luxuriant growth of new and strange species of colossal weeds that overtower and seem to have choked out whatever furze of original Buddhism there was in Japan, while in the domain of
Confounded be all those Babels of iniquity which would overtower and destroy the home.