from overflowing

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  • Few of us can keep our emotions from overflowing the bounds of reason in such a case. Cited from God and my Neighbour, by Robert Blatchford
  • When much rain occurs I am obliged to put up a sluice-board, in order to prevent the banks from overflowing. Cited from Essays in Natural History and Agriculture, by Thomas Garnett
  • Several bridges became impassable and officials had to release water from two major dams to prevent them from overflowing.
  • Some strong emotion heaved her bosom, and I saw that pride alone kept the starting tears from overflowing. Cited from The Wedding Guest, by T.S. Arthur
  • Most of the damage in the province resulted from overflowing rivers and inundated gardens.
  • The construction of the Sylvenstein dam has prevented the river from overflowing its banks.
  • It was built to prevent the water from overflowing a rich, level district, called Romney Marsh. Cited from Thrilling Stories Of The Ocean, by Marmaduke Park
  • The surface tension of the water may keep a significant amount of water from overflowing, which is especially problematic for small samples.
  • Both the intermediate and high options would require saddle dams constructed at key points along the lake to keep it from overflowing.
  • Be very careful that the hole in the tub is open, to prevent the salt water from overflowing the can. Cited from Ice Creams and Other, by Mrs. S. T. Rorer
  • There was always water in the streets from overflowing fountains and the government washed trash out of the streets also leaving water.
  • She had to stop there for a moment and a mist came to her eyes which she resolutely kept from overflowing in actual tears as she went on. Cited from Destiny, by Charles Neville Buck
  • A waste-pipe, placed at a certain height in the bath, prevented it from overflowing. Cited from The Man Who Laughs, by Victor Hugo
  • It adds a certain majesty to the verse when it is used with judgment, and stops the sense from overflowing into another line. Cited from Discourses on Satire & Epic Poetry, by John Dryden
  • This protecting wall extended along both sides of the long, plain edifice, and prevented the water from overflowing the open space which belonged to it. Cited from Arachne, by Georg Ebers, v2
  • Military convoys loaded with sandbags traveled to rising rivers to help reinforce them and prevent them from overflowing their banks.
  • Eight additional earthfill saddle dams are required to keep the reservoir from overflowing.
  • But to enable this, water control was needed to prevent rivers from overflowing during the spring snowmelt while drying up in the summer and autumn.
  • My dear friends looked so sad, and spoke so very kindly, that I could scarcely keep my eyes from overflowing: but I still affected to be gay. Cited from Agnes Grey, by Anne Bronte
  • Mellersh had had to be mentioned, because of his obstructiveness, but she had carefully kept him from overflowing outside the limits of necessity. Cited from The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Arnim
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