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TO OVERDRE'ss. v. a [over and dress.]

dation ; more than fulness; such a To adorn lavishly.

quantity as runs over ; exuberance. In all, let nature never be forget;

Did he break out into tears!-But treat the goddess like a modest fair,

In great measure. Nor over-dress, nor leave her wholly bare. Pope.

-A kind over-flow of kindness. Sbaksfeere.

Where there are great over-flows in fens, the TO OVERDRIVE. V a. (over and drive.] drowning of them in winter maketh the sumTo drive too hard, or beyond strength. mer following more fruitful; for that it keereth The flocks and herds with voung, if men the ground warm.

Bacon. should over-drive one day, all will dic. Genesis. It requires pains to find the coherence of ab. TO OVERE'YE. v.a. (over and eye.] struse writings: so that it is not to be wondered, To superintend.

that St. Paul's epistles have, with many, passed 2. To observe ; to remark.

for disjointed pious discourses, full of warmth and

zeal and over fows of light, rather than for I am doubtful of your modesties,

.calm, strong, coherent reasonings all through. Lest over-eying of his odd behaviour,

Loche. You break into some merry passion. Shaksp.

After every over-flow of the Nile, there TO OVERE'MPTY. v. a. (over and empty.] was uct always a mensuration. Arbuthnot. To make too empty.

The expression may be ascribed to an cours The women would be loth to come behind flow of gratitude in the general disposition of the fashion in newfangledness of the manner, if

Ulysses.

Broome. not in costliness of the matter, which might over

OVERFLO'WING. 1. s. [from overflow.) empty their husbands' purses.

Carew. Exuberance; copiousness. Oʻverfal. 1.s. (over and fall.] Cateract.

When men are young, they might vent the Tostatus addeth, that those which dwell near

over-flowings of their fancy that way. Denbar. those falls of water, are deaf from their in

When the.over-flowings of ungodliness make funcy, like those that dwell near the overfals of

us afraid, the ministers of religion cannot better Nilus.

Raleigh.

discharge their duty of opposing it. Rogeri. To OverflOʻat. v. n. [over and float.)

OVERFLO'WINGLY. adv. [from over

flowing. ) Exuberantly; in great abund. To swim ; to float.

ance. Not elegant nor in use. The town is fillid with slaughter, and o'er.

Nor was it his indigence that forced him to floats,

make the world; but his goodness pressed him With a red deluge, their increasing moats.

Dryden.

to impart the goods which he so over-fle wingar abounds with.

Bogle, To OVERFLO'W. V. n. {over and flow.) To OVERFLY'. v. a. (over and flr.] To 1. To be fuller than the brim can hold.

cross by night. While our strong walls secure us from the

A sailing kite foe,

Can scarce d'er-fy them in a day and night, E'er yet with blood our ditches over-flow. Dry.

Dryder. Had I the same consciousness that I saw OVERFO'RWARDNESS. n. s. [over and Noah's flood, as that I saw the over-floving of

forwardness.] Too great quickness; the Thames last winter, I could not doubt, that I who saw the Thames over-flowed, and viewed too great readiness. the flood at the general deluge, was the same By an over-forwardness in courts to give self.

Locke. countenance to frivolous exceptions, though 2. To exuberate; to abound.

they make nothing to the true merit of the A very ungrateful return to the author of all

cause, it often happens that causes are not dewe enjoy, but such as an over-powing plenty

termined according to their merits. Hiie. too much inclines men to make. Rogers. TO OVERFRE'IGHT. v. a. pret. Over TO OVERFLO'w. v. a.

freighted; part. overfraught. [over and 1. To fill beyond the brim.

freight.] To load too heavily ; to fill Suppose thyself in as great a sadness as ever with too great quantity: did load thy spirit, would'st thou not bear it cheerfully if thou wert sure that some excellent

A boat over-freighted with people, in rowing fortune would relieve and recompense thee so as

down the river, was, by the extreme weather, sunk.

Cereu. to over-fuw all thy hopes ?

Taylor.

Grief, that does not speak,
New milk that all the winter never fails,
And all the summer over-flows the pails. Dryd.

Wbispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it
break.

Sbakspeare. 2. To deluge; to drown ; to overrun; to

Sorrow has so o'erfraught overpower

This sinking barque, I shall not live to shew, The Scythians, at such time as the northern How I abhor my first rash crime. Denbar, nations over-fi wed all christendom, came down To OVERGE't. v. a. (over and get.] To to the sea-coast.

Spenser. reach ; to come up with. Clanius over-flow'd th' unhappy coast. Dryd. With six hours hard riding, through so wild

Do not the Nile and the Niger make yearly inundations in our days, as they have formerly

places, as it was rather the cuuning of done? and are not the countries so over-forun,

horse sometimes, than of myself, so rightly to seill situate between the tropicks ? Bentley

hit the way, I'over-got them a little before Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth.

night.

Sidney.

TO OVERGLA'NCE. v. a. (over and was made, it was over-flowed and destroyed in a delure of water, that oversppad the face of

glance.) To look hastily over. the whole earth, from pole to pole, and from

I have, but with a cursory eye,
Burnet.

O'er-glanc'd the articles.. 70s oft by mariners are shewn,

To OverGo'. v. a. (over and go.] Earl Godwin's castles ever-floun. Szeift. 1. To surpass ; to excel. O'VERFLOW. n.s. (over and flow.] Inun. Thinking it beyond the degree of humanity

Diy

east to West.

Sbakspeare

to have a wit so far over-going his age, and such If you drink tea upon a promontory tha dreadiul terror proceed from so excellent beauty, over-hangs the sea, it is preferable to an assomSidney. bly.

Pope. Great Nature hath laid down at last,

To OverHá'NG, V.n. To jut over. That mighty birth wherewith so long she went, The rest was craggy cliff, that over-bung Ardeoer-went the times of ages past,

Sill as it rose, impossible to climb. Milton. Hire to lye in upon our soft content. Danici.

TO OVERHA'RDEN. v. a. (over and bar3. To cover. Obsolete,

din.) To make too hard. All which, my thoughts say, they shall ne

By laying it in the air, it has acquired such a ver do,

hardness, that it was britule, like over-bardimed But rather, that the earth shall cvergo

steel.

Boyle. Some one at least.

Chapman.

OʻVERHEAI), cilv. [over and bead.] TO OVERGOʻRGE. v. a. (over and gorge.]

Aloft; in the zenith; above; in the To gorge too much.

ceiling Art thou grown great,

O'er-bead the moon And, like ambitious Sylla, over-gorg'd? Shaks.

Sies arbitress, and nearer to the earth OVERGRE'AT. adj. (over and great.] Wheels her pale course.

Milton. Too great.

The four stars over-bead represent the four Though putting the mind unprepared upon children.

Addison. an unusual stress ought be avoided : yet this TO OVERHE’AR. v. a. [over and bear. ] must not run it, by an over-great shyness of To hear those who not mean to be difficulties, into a lazy sauntring about obvious

heard. things.

Locke. TO OVERCROʻw. v. a. (over and grow.)

I am invisible,

And I will over-hear their conference. Shakse. 1. To cover with growth.

They had a full sight of the Infanta at a mask Roof and floor, and walls were all of gold,

dancing, having over-beard two gentlemen who But over-grown with dust and old decay,

were tending towards that sight, after whom And hid in darkness that none could behold

they pressed.

Wotton, The hue thereof.

Spenser. That such an enemy we have who seeks
The woods and desart caves,

Our ruin, both by thee inform'd I learn,
With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'ere

And from the parting angel over-beard. Milton. frown And all their echoes mourn.

They were so loud in their discourse, that a Milton.

black-berry from the next hedge over-beard 2. To rise above.

them.

L'Estrange. If the binds be very strong and much over

The nurse, grow the poles, some advise to strike off their Though not the words, the murmurs overa heads with a long switch.

Mortimer.
beard.

Dryden. To OVERGRO'w. v.n. To grow beyond The witness over-bearing the word pillory.rea the fit or natural size.

peated, slunk away privately. Addison. One part of his army, with incredible labour, TO OVERHE'AT. V. a. (over and beat.] cut a way through the thick and over-grown To heat too much. woods, and so came to Solyman. Knolles.

Pleas'd with the form and coolness of the A huge over-grown ox was grazing in a mea

place, dow.

L'Estrange.

And over-heated by the morning chace. Addison. Him for a happy man I own,

It must be done upon the receipt of the Whose fortune is not over-grown. Swift.

wound, before the patient's spirits be over-beated OVERGROʻWTH. n. s. (over and growth.] with pain or fever.

Wiseman. Exuberant growth.

To Overhe'nd. v. a. (over and hend.]
The over-growth of some complexion,
Oit breaking down the pales and forts of reason.

To overtake ; to reach.
Sbakspeare.

Als his fair leinen flying through a brook,
The fortune in being the first in an invention,

He over-hent nought moved with her piteous doth cause sometimes a wonderful over-growth

look.

Spenser: in riches.

Bacon. To OVERJO'Y. v. a. (over and joy.] TO Suspected to a sequent king, who seeks

transport; to ravish. To stop their over-growth, as in-mate guests He that puts his confidence in God only, is Too numerous.

Milton.

neither over-joyed in any great good things of TO OVERHALE. v. a. (over and bale.) this life, nor sorrowful for a little thing. Taylor. i . To spread over.

The bishop, partly astonished and partly The welked Phæbus gan availe

over-joyed with these speeches, was struck into His weary wain, and now the frosty night

a sad silence for a time.

Hayward. Her mantle black thro' heaven gan over-hale.

This love sick virgin over-joy'd to find
Spenser.

The boy alone still follow'd him behind. Addis. 2. To examine over again : as, he over

OVERJO'Y. n. s. Transport; ecstacy, baled my account.

The mutual conf 'rence that my mind hath

had, To OVERHA'NG. v. a. (over and bang )

Makes me the bolder to salute my king
To jut over; to impend over.

With ruder terms; such as my wit affords,
Lend the eye a terrible aspect,

And over-joy of heart doch minister. Shalspo
Let the brow overwhelm it,
As fearfully as doth a gailed rock

TO OVERLA'BOUR, V.Q. [orver and laO'er-bang and jutty his confounded base. Shaks.

bour.] To take too much pains on any Hide me, ye forests, in your closest bow'rs, thing; to harass with toi}. Where flows the murm'ring brook, inviting

She without noise will over-see dreams,

His children and his family; Whers bord'ring hazle over-bangs the streams. And order all lungs til he conie,

Gay. Sweaty and coor-jatour'd home. Dryden.

Dda

A step

ries.

TO OVERLA'DE. v. a. (over and lade.)

those who trust to the fund of their own remon, To overburden.

advanced but not over-laid by commerce with

books. Thus to throng and over-lude a soul

Swift With love, and then to have a room for fear,

4. To cloud; to overcast. That shall all that controul,

Phæbus' golden face it did attaint, What is it but to rear

As when a cloud his beams doth over-lag. Spende Our passions and our hopes on high,

5. To cover superficially, That thence they may desery

The over-laying of their chapiters was of silThe nublest way how to despair and die?

ver, and all the pillars were filleted with silver. Suckling

Exoduir OVERLA’RGE. adj. Cover and large.) Lar.

By his prescript a sanctuary is fram'd

Of cedar, over-laid with gold. Milton ger than enough. Our attainments cannot be over-large, and

6. To join by something laid over.

Thou us impower'd yet we manage a narrow fortune very unthrisvily.

Collier.

To fortify thus far, and over-lay, OVERLA'SHINGLY. adv. Cover and lash.]

With this portentous bridge, the dark abyss.

Milton. With exaggeration. A mean word, now TO OVERLE'AP. v. a. (over and leap.) obsolete.

To pass by a jump. Although I be far from their opinion who write too overlasbingly, that the Arabian tongue On which I must fall down or else o'er-leap, is in use in two third parts of the inhabited

For in my way it lies.

Sbakspeare, world, yet I find that it extendeth where che

In vain did Nature's wise command religion of Mahomet is professed. Brerewood. Divide the waters from the land; TO OVERLA'Y, V. a. (over and lay.) If daring ships and men prophane 1. To oppress by too much weight or

Th' eternal fences over-leap, power.

And pass at will the boundless deep. Drydes Some commons are barren, the nature is O'VERLEATHER. n. s. Cover and leatber.] such,

The part of the shoe that covers the And some over-lagetb the commons too much. foot.

Tusser.

I have sometimes more feet than shoes: a Not only that mercy which keepeth from being over-laid and opprest, but mercy which

such shoes as my toes look through the currlcatber.

Sbalspeare

. saveth from being touched with grievous mise- OVERLIGHT. n.d. Cover and light.] Too

Hooker. When any country is over-laid by the multi

strong light. tude which live upon it, there is a natural ne

An cuer-light maketh the eyes dark, insomuck cessity compelling it to disburthen itself and as persetual looking against the sun would cause lay the load upon others.

Bacon. Raleigh.

blindness. We praise the things we hear with much To Overlive. v. a. (over and live.] more willingness than those we see; because

To live longer than another; to surwe envy the present, and reverence the past; thinking ourselves instructed by the one, and

vive; to outlive. ever-laid by the other.

Ben Jenson.

Musidorus, who shewed a mind not to our Good lairs had been antiquated by the course

live Pyrocles, prevailed.

Sidney. of time, or ovir-laid by the corruption of man

He concludes in hearty prayers,

King Charles. That your attempts may over-live the hazard Our sins have over-laid our hopes. K. Charles.

And fearful meeting of their opposite. Shakse The strong Emetrius came in Aicite's aid,

They over-lived that envy, and had their par: And Palamou with odds was over-buid

. Dryden. T. OVER LIVE. v. n. To live too long. dons atterwards.

Hayward .. To smother with too much or too close coyering.

Why do I over-live! Nor then destroys it with too fond a stay,

Why am I mock'd with death, and lengthen' Like mothers, which their infants over-lay. To deathless pain ?

Miltana Nilton. The new-born babes by nurses wer-laid.

Overli'VER. n. s. (from overlive.] Sur.

Dryden, viver; that which lives longest. 3. To smother; to crush; to overwhelin. A. peace was concluded, to continue for both They quickly stifled and ever-laid those in

the kings lives, and the over-liver of them. fant principles of piety and virtue, sown by God Te OverloʻAD. v. a. (over and load.)

Bacan. in their hearts; so that they brought a voluntary darkness and stupidity upon their minds.

To burden with too much.

Soutb. The memory of youth is charged and overThe gods have made your noble mind for me, loaded, and all they learn is mere jargon. Felters And her insipid soul for Ptolemy:

Men over-loaded with a large estate A heavy Jump of earth without desire,

May spill their treasure in a nice conceit; A heap of ashes chat o'er-lays your tire. Dryd. The rich may be polite, but oh! 'tis sad,

The scars, no longer, over-láid with weight, To say you're curious, when we swear you're Exert their heads from underneath the mass,

made

Young. And upward shoot.

Dryden. OVERLO'NG. adj. (over and long.] Too Seas in the passions of a child with devotion, which seldom dies, though it may seem extin

long. guished for a while, it breaks out as soon as mis

I have transgressed the laws of oratory, is fortunes have brought the man to himself. The

making my periods and parentheses over-long. tire may be covered and over-laid, but cannot

Bogle. be entirely quenched and smothered. Addison. TO OVERLO'OK, v.a. (over and look.)

In preaching, no meu succeed besser than 1. To view from higher place.

xers.

out

waves.

The pile o'er-losk'd the town, and drew the TO OVERMA'TCH. v. a. (over and match.) sight,

To be too powerful; to conquer; to Surpris'd at once with rev'rence and delight.

oppress by superiour force. Dryden.

I have seen a swan I will do it with the same respect to him, as

With bootless labour swim against the tide, if he were alive, and over-looking my paper And spend her strength with over-matching while I write. Dryden.

Sbakspears. 2. To view fully; to peruse.

Sir William Lucy, with me Wou'd I had o'er-look'd the letter.

Sbaksp. Set from our o'er-matcb'd forces forth for aid. 3. To superintend; to oversee.

Sbakspeare. He was present in person to over-look the

Assist, lest I who erst magistrates, and to over-awe those subjects with Thought none my equal, now be over-matchd. the terror of his sword. Spenser.

Paradise Regainedo In the greater out-parishes many of the poor How great soever our curiosity be, our excess parishioners through neglect do perish, for want is greater, and does not only over-match, but of some heedful eye to over-look them. Graunt. supplant it.

Decay of Piety. 4. To review.

He from that length of time dire omens dreni, The time and care that are required,

Of English ever-matib'd, and Dutch too strong, To over-lock and file, and polish well,

Who never fought three days but to pursue. Fright poets from that necessary oil. Roscom.

Dryden. 5. To pass by indulgently.

It moves our wonder, that a foreign guest

Should over-match the most, and match the This part of good nature which consists in

best. the pardoning and cover-looking of faults is to be

Dryden. exercised only in duing ourselves justice in the OVERMA'TCH. n. s. (over and maich.] ordinary commerce of life.

Addison. One of superiour powers; one not to In vain do we hope that God will over-look

be overcome. such high contradiction of sinners, and pardon Spain is no over-match for England, by that offences committed against the plain convictions which leadeth all men; that is, experience and of conscience.

Rogers.
reason,

Bacon. 6. To neglect; to slight.

Eve was his over-match, who self-deceiv'd Of the two relations, Christ over-looked the And rash, before-hand had no better weigh'd meaner, and denominated them solely from the The strength he was to cope with or his own. more honourable. South.

Milton. To over-luok the entertainment before him, In a little time there will scarce be a woman and languish for that which lies out of the way, of quality in Great Britain, who would not be is sickly and servile.

Collier. an over. match for an Irish priest. Addison, The suffrage of our poet laureat should not OVERME'ASURE. n. se (over and meabe over-looked.

Addison.

sure.] Something given over the due Religious fear, when produced by just appre

measure. hensions of a divine power, naturally over-looks al! human greatness that stands in competition To OVERmix. v.a. [over and mix.] To with it, and extinguishes every other terror.

mix with too much.

Addison. Those things these parts o'er-rule, no joys The happiest of mankind, over-looking those

shall know, solid blessings which they already have, set their Or little measure over-mixt with woe. Creech. hearts upon somewhat they want. Atterbury. OVERMO'st. adj. (over and most.] HighThey ever-look truth in the judgments they

est; over the rest in authority. Ainsw. pass on adversity and prosperity. The tempta- OVERMU'CH. adj. (over and much.] Too tions that attend the former they can easily see, and dread at a distance; but they have no ap

much; more than enough.

It was the custom of those former ages, in prehensions of the dangerous consequences of the latter.

Atterbury

their over-inucb gratitude, to advance the first

authors of any useful discovery among the numOVERLOʻOKER, 1. s. [over and look.]

ber of their gods.

Wilkins. The original word significs an over-looker, or An over-mucb use of salt, besides that it occaone who stands higher than his fellows and over- sions thirst and over-much drinking, has other i!! looks them.

Watts.
effects.

Locke. OʻVERLOOP. n. s. The same with orlop. Overmu'ch, adv. In too great a degree. In extremity we carry our ordnance better

The fault which we find in them is, that they than we were woot, because our nether over- over-much abridge the church of her power in loops are raised commonly from the water; to

these things. Whercupon they re-charge us, as wii, between the lower part of the port and the

if in these things we gave the church a liberty Raleigb.

which hath no limits or bounds. Hooker. OVERMA'STED. adj. [over and mast.]

Perhaps Having too much mast.

I also erre, in over-much admiring

What seem'd in thce so perfect, that I thought Cloanthus better mann'd, pursu'd him fast,

No evil durst attempt thee.

Mi tom But his o'er-masted galley check'd bis haste.

Dryden.

Deject not then so over-much thyself,

Who hast of sorrow thy full load besides. Milt. TO OVERMASTER. v. a. (over and mas

OVERMU'CH. n. s. More than enough. ter.) To subdue; to govern.

By attributing over-much to things For your desire to know what is between us,

Less excellent, as thou thyself perceiv'st. Milta O'rr-master it as you may. Sbakspeare.

With respect to the blessings the world enSo sleeps a pilot, whose poor bark is prest

joys, even good men may ascribe over-much to With many a merciless o'er-mast'ring wave.

themselves.

Grew. Crasbaw.

OVERMU'CHNESS. n. s. [from overmucb.] They are over-mastered with a score of drunkards, the only soldiery left about them, or else

Exuberance; superabundance. A word comply with all the rapines and violeuces. Milt. not used nor elegant.

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There are words that do as much raise a You have yourself your kindness over-paid, style, as others can depress it; superlation and He ceases to oblige who can upbraid. Dryden. over-muchness amplifies. It may be above faith, Wilt thou with pleasure hear thy lover's but not above a mean.

Ben Jonson.

strains, TO OVERNAʼME. 9. a. (over and name.] And with one heav'nly smile o'cr-pay his pains ?

Prior. To name in a series. Oner-name them; and as thou namest them I

To OVERPE'Rch. v. a. (over and percb.] will describe them.

Shakspeare.

To fly over. OVERNIGHT.n. s. (over and night. This With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these stems to be used by Shakspeare as a

walls, noun, but by Addison more properly, as

For stony limits cannot hold love out. Sbaksp. I have before placed it, as a noun with

To OVERPE’er. v.a. (over and peer.) To

overlook; to hover above. Out of use. a preposition.] Night before bedtime.

The ocean overpeering of his list, If I had given you this at over-night,

Eats not the flats with more impetuous haste, She night have been o'erta’en. Sbakspeare.

Than young Laertes, in a riotous head, Will confesses, that for half his life his head

O'er-bears your officers. Sbakspeare's Haml. ached every morning with reading men over- Your argosies with portly sail, nitht.

Adlison.

Do over-peer the petty traffickers,
TO OVERO'FFICE. v. a. (over and office.] That curt'sy to tbem, do them reverence.
To lord by virtue of an office.

Sbakspeare. This inight be the fate of a politician which Mountainous error would be too highly heapt, this ass over-ofices.

Sbakspeare;
For truth to over-peer.

Sbakspeare.
OVEROFFICIous.adj. [over and ofícious.] Thus yields the cedar to the ax's edge,
Too busy ; too importunate.

Whose top branch over-peer'd Jove's spreading

tree, This is an over-officious truth, and is always at a man's heels; so that if he looks about him, he

And kept low shrubs from winter's pow'rful Collier.

wind. must take notice of it.

Sbakspeare.

They are invincible by reason of the overe TO OVERPA'ss. V. a. (over and pass.] peering mountains that back the one, and slender 1. To cross.

'fortitications of the other to land-ward. Sandys. I stood on a wide river's bank,

O'VERPLUS. n. s. Cover and plus.] Surplus; Which I must needs o'er-pass,

what remains more than sufficient. When a sudden Torrismond appear'd,

Some other sinners there are, from which that Gave me his hand, and led me lightly o'er.

Dryder.
overplus of strength in persuasion doth arise.

Hooker. What have my Scyllas and my Syrtes done,

A great deal too much of it was made, and the When these they over-pass, and those they shun?

Dryden.

overplus remained still in the mortar. L'Estran.

It' would look like a fable to report, that this 2. To overlook; to pass with disregard.

gentleman gives away all which is the overplus of The complaint about psalms and hymns might

a great fortune.

Addisor. as well be over-past without any answer, as it is without any cause brought forth. Hooker.

To OVERPLY'. v. a. (over and ply.) To I read the satire thou entitlest first,

employ too laboriously. And laid aside the rest, and over-past,

What supports me, dost thou ask? And swore, I thought the writer was accurst, The conscience, friend, t' have lost them overThat his first satire had not been his last.

ply'd, Harrington. In liberty's defence.

Milton's Poems. Remember that Pellean conqueror, A youth, how all the beauties of the east

To OverpoʻISE. v. a. [over and poise.] He sligh:ly view'd, and slightly over-pass'd.

To outweigh
Milton.

Whether cripples who have lost their thighs 3. To omit in a reckoning:

will float; their lungs being able to waft up

their Arithmetical progression demonstrates how

bodies, which are in others over-poised by the fast mankind would increase, over-passing as mi

hinder legs; we have not made experiment.

Broua. raculous, though indeed natural, that example of the Israelites who were multiplied in two hun

The scale dred and fifteen ycars, from seventy to sixty

O'erspois'd by darkness, lets the night prevail; thousand able men.

Ruleb.

And day, that lengthen'd in the summer's height, 4. To omit; not to receive; not to com

Shortens till winter, and is lost in night. Creecb. prise.

OVERPOʻISE. 1. s. (from the verb.) PreIf the grace of him which saveth overallass

ponderant weight. some, so that the prayer of the church for them

Horace, in his first and second book of odes, he not received, this we may leave to the hidden

was still rising, but came not to his meridian till judgments of righteousness.

Hooker.

the third. After which his judgment was an OVERPAŃST. part. adj. [from overpass.]

over-poise to his imagination. He grew too cau

tious to be bold enough, for he descended in his Gone; past.

fourth by slow degrees.

Dryden What can’st thou swear by now?

Some over-poise of sway, by turns they share, -By time to come,

In

peace the people, and the prince in war. That thou hast wronged in the time c'er-past.

Dryden. Sbakspeare. To Overpo'wer.v. a. (over and power.) To OVERPA'Y. v. a. (over and pay.) To To be predominant over ; to oppress reward beyond the price.

by superiority. Take this purse of gold,

Now in danger try'd, now known in arms And let me buy your friendly help thus far, Not to be over-power'd.

Milton. Which I will overpay, and pay again, When I have found it.

As much light over-powers the eye, so they Sbakspears.

who have weak eyes, when the ground is covered

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