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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overtower.


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  • The population is cut up into so many minute sections that the caste edifice overtowers everything else, so that it is in imminent danger of toppling over.

    India, Its Life and Thought 1881

  • But before you reduce all this great universe to the dimensions of a chemist's crucible, I pray you to think twice whether the mind that fashioned the crucible be not greater than the crucible; whether the Master-mind that shaped the laws of the universe be not greater than the universe; whether when man's mind loses grip -- as you call it -- of the little, nagging, insistent realities it may not leap free like the jagged lightnings from peak to peak of a consciousness that overtowers life's commoner levels!

    Heralds of Empire Being the Story of One Ramsay Stanhope, Lieutenant to Pierre Radisson in the Northern Fur Trade 1903


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