overflow

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  • They kept along the bank, until they reached a spot where the river had overflowed. Cited from With Kitchener in the Soudan, by G. A. Henty
  • Some schools were opened to be known as overflow schools, but later became regular schools.
  • Then she looked full in his face, and her eyes were overflowing. Cited from By What Authority?, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • This water is brought from a lake which itself overflows into a little river. Cited from A Forgotten Empire, by Robert Sewell
  • Her one to four-week meetings typically overflowed any building she could find to hold them.
  • The three streets are all growing dark as each overflows into another. Cited from Under Fire, by Henri Barbusse
  • He was overflowing with good nature: he must speak to some one. Cited from The Long Night, by Stanley Weyman
  • The river has overflowed its banks; all the country around is like a lake. Cited from Alfgar the Dane or the Second Chronicle of Aescendune, by A. D. Crake
  • The crowd has even overflowed this stand, and all available room is occupied. Cited from The Kentucky Ranger, by Edward T. Curnick
  • Both of his parents were natural leaders and their home overflowed with friends associated with the military.
  • Again she dropped her face on her arms and the tears overflowed. Cited from The Lighted Match, by Charles Neville Buck
  • For the last hour the tears had been very near her eyes, and now they overflowed. Cited from The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax, by Harriet Parr (AKA Holme Lee)
  • During the busy summer months an overflow car park is opened next to the main car park.
  • Haven't you seen a fine old four post bed simply overflowing a poor little room? Cited from The House in Good Taste, by Elsie de Wolfe
  • The Indian tradition went back only to the time when the water overflowed the rock. Cited from Saratoga and How to See It, by R. F. Dearborn
  • But when she saw that his were not dry, her own overflowed. Cited from Queechy, by Elizabeth Wetherell
  • He also had a large collection of books and an overflowing library.
  • The sea, too, had overflowed in parts of the land and destroyed many houses.
  • Besides, my heart is overflowing and words don't give it enough power of expression. Cited from Destiny, by Charles Neville Buck
  • The earlier overflows were neither so extensive nor so long continued. Cited from Dinosaurs, by William Diller Matthew
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Meaning of overflow

  • noun The occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
  • verb Flow or run over (a limit or brim)