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  • v. flow or run over (a limit or brim)


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  • Armstrong and the other members of the GT-5 crew traveled, conservatively, during this roughly five-month period, well over 60,000 miles—or about a quarter of the way from the Earth to the Moon.

    First Man

  • This inland capital of the prosperous land of Lydia was a key city of the Persian Empire and the end point of the royal road that stretched well over a thousand miles to Susa in Mesopotamia.

    Alexander the Great

  • When Stephen Armstrong died in August 1884 at age fifty-eight, he owned well over four hundred acres whose value had nearly quintupled from the 1850s purchase price of roughly fifteen dollars per acre to over $30,000—the equivalent today of over half a million dollars.

    First Man

  • Realizing that he was in well over his head, Alwan faked an ankle injury and finagled his way out of the camp.

    The Longest War

  • He was physically a superb young man, well over six feet, Indian in erectness, broad-shouldered and muscular, with the indescribable quality of the soldier in his bearing and direct gaze.


  • She was an Amazon: well over six feet tall, wearing heavy gauge earrings and an alligator-skin choker.

    After Hours

  • Unlike old Babs, who is well over one hundred years of age now, at least I knew what a blow job was, and had some common ground with Miss Lewinsky on that topic, as well as on being a fat, Jewish girl who knows how to rock a beret.

    Roseanne Archy

  • The most enormous whale of the entire voyage followed the trio while the light lasted; he was a bluish-grey in color and well over 100 feet long.

    Morgan’s Run

  • In addition to Blood Test, When the Bough Breaks, and Over the Edge, Dr. Kellerman has written two nonfiction books and well over one hundred scholarly articles, chapters, reviews, and abstracts in the field of psychology.

    Over the Edge

  • In all during this two-month period, the Screaming Eagles unloaded onto North Korean targets a total of 135,560 pounds of bombs, well over twice as much weight as the squadron had dropped in the previous two and a half months since first arriving in Korea.

    First Man


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