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  • v. Present participle of overtower.


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  • From the manner of celebrating Mass many things can be deduced: the chair of the celebrant in many places has decentralised cross and tabernacle, occupying the centre of the church, sometimes overtowering in importance the altar, ending up by resembling an episcopal cathedra, which in Eastern churches Don Bux is also lecturer for comparative liturgy at the Ecumenical Institute of Bari - NLM is outside of the iconostasis, to one side clearly visible.

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  • “There was something so overtowering in his personality that my sisters and I often felt positive awe in his presence,” she wrote

    Mark Twain

  • The Revolutionary war, out of 3,000,000 people, developed one great military chieftain, but many more approximating his ability; one or more great statesmen with all gradations down to the mediocre; scholars and writers, with others little inferior; but there was no overtowering genius 10,000,000 or

    The Evolution of Man Scientifically Disproved In 50 Arguments

  • On every side are seen venerable trees overtowering its not unpretentious steeple.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 6, December 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • The rays of the descending sun -- casting rosy reflections on the beautiful panorama and the mammoth _Ferris Wheel_, with its gigantic form overtowering the structures of the Midway Plaisance -- gave us the signal for abandoning this charming realm.

    By Water to the Columbian Exposition

  • From the little plantation, all the magnificent trees and shrubs of Australia had been excluded with amazing resolution and consistency, and oak and ash reigned safe from overtowering rivals.

    The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book

  • I come to dance before you at the right-hand side of the world, overtowering, outshining, surpassing all.

    Many Swans: Sun Myth of the North American Indians

  • Above railroad yards and mean tenements in Long Island City, just across the East River from New York, the shining milky walls of Pemberton's bulk up like a castle overtowering a thatched village.

    The Job An American Novel

  • The huge Pacific seas, extending in unbroken lines sometimes a mile or half as much again in length, hurl themselves upon the reef, overtowering and falling upon it with tremendous crashes, and yet the fragile coral structure withstands the shock and protects the land.

    Chapter 12

  • The little old City Hall sat among the overtowering buildings like an exquisite kitten surrounded by mastiffs, but Gilfoyle's business took him and his conquest into the enormous Municipal Building, whose windy arcades blew Kedzie against him with a pleasant clash.

    We Can't Have Everything


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