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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overtower.


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  • Her blue eyes bulged, unable to tear themselves away from the great form that overtowered her; her mouth hung silently open as she knelt, as if terror had driven even the thought of screaming from her.

    Conan The Triumphant Jordan, Robert, 1948- 1983

  • Slowly the whole eastern sky filled with clouds that overtowered us like some black sierra of the infernal regions.

    Chapter 17 1904

  • _ Then he, too, became a fugitive, passing from one fastness to another of these glens and the mountains that overtowered them.

    Foes Mary Johnston 1903

  • Before it, at some distance across the valley, stretches a high screen of bold and picturesque mountains; behind, it is overtowered by a precipitous hill, called Nab-scar; but to the left, you look down over the broad waters of

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 2 Great Britain and Ireland, Part 2 Various 1885

  • His handjar is a mighty blade, and held high in the hands of a man of his stature, it overtowered everything in the church.

    The Lady of the Shroud Bram Stoker 1879

  • As each house had its own portico, and the magnificent pillars of the central building with their ornate marble capitals overtowered the whole in majestic beauty, this mixture of orders necessarily destroyed the unity of effect; nevertheless, the general impression is decidedly imposing, and Mr. Jefferson had good cause to feel much pride in showing it to the many distinguished strangers who during those years visited him at Monticello.

    Students of the University of Virginia 1878


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