Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To overflow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To overflow.

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  • verb To overflow.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ well

Examples

  • He answered, “I know not, but sore I misdoubt me that soon we shall know thereof overwell.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Folks say that if Madame Puss, that land-creature who does not love the water overwell, is carried miles from her home in the dark, she will find the way back again.

    Lord Dolphin

  • If it hangs not overwell together in places, if there be contradictions, lacunae, or openings for doubt, fling the Verdict of History into the gap, and so strike any questioner into silence.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

  • If it hangs not overwell together in places, if there be contradictions, lacunae, or openings for doubt, fling the Verdict of History into the gap, and so strike any questioner into silence.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

  • He answered, "I know not, but sore I misdoubt me that soon we shall know thereof overwell."

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • "Well, since it is but scant six o'clock, I may do that; but I bid thee ask me not overmuch; for meseemeth Dame Elinor is not overwell pleased with thee to-day, nor our chaplain either."

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

  • I advertised again, and after some time succeeded in getting copying to do, for which I was not overwell paid.

    Coralie Everyday Life Library No. 2

  • Mrs. Blyth was doubtless not overwell satisfied with the cool manner in which her invitation had been received.

    Hide and Seek

  • It hath reached me, O auspicious King, the director, the right-guiding, lord of the rede which is benefiting and of deeds fair-seeming and worthy celebrating, that the Barber wight, after he and the Captain had finished their search without finding anyone, said, "There remaineth to us only the cistern shaft;" so he went and peered therein, but he could not use his sight overwell.

    Arabian nights. English

  • "All the same," said he, "from what I know of your affairs, which I think I know as well as my own, it appears to me that the count has not overwell kept the dazzling promises of fortune he made Madame Gerdy on your behalf."

    The Widow Lerouge

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