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  • v. Past participle of overwrite


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  • The most recent draft got overwritten, which is a blunder I haven't committed in ages, so I had to go back and try to make lightening strike the same place twice using the first draft.

    The Mondays: Sometimes the Muse Is In the Bushes

  • Without "overwritten" prose, we would have none of the linguistic exuberance of a Dickens or an Angela

    10 Rules for Writers: Top 10s from the Guardian's Top 10s

  • As part of Manchester's Futuresonic 2008 conference, you can have your old CDs and DVDs "overwritten" with a vintage record cutter and converted to a 45RPM record:

    Boing Boing

  • Could it be that generally law students (and, later on, lawyers) have a specific type of learning style, in that they only retain a research skill for long as it is necessary, and then that skill is "overwritten" in their brain as the next necessary type of skill comes in?

    Showdown at Québec City: Canadian law school versus law firm librarians

  • No one would spew this kind of overwritten pedophile/drug garbage and be serious.

    HH Com 106

  • Not a question for you, but when I heard the words "overwritten," I was, like, what exactly does that mean?

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2006

  • QUIJANO: Still, a senior Bush aide tonight insists that "The New York Times" story is "overwritten," arguing that the administration has been working with the Iraqi government for months on a series of benchmarks and milestones.

    CNN Transcript Oct 22, 2006

  • This may mean that, while people have representations of the scene both before and after the change, the pre-change representation may have been partially "overwritten" by the post-change representation, making a comparison of the two difficult.

    I Didn't Even Notice That You Had a New Head

  • Where some people say I'm "overwritten", there are others saying I'm not descriptive ENOUGH.

    Bad Timing

  • I mean, the same guy got a story and it was kind of overwritten and dire things were predicted.

    Interview Of The President By Rolling Stone Magazine A


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