overflowing its banks

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  • 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
  • At such times the water was high in the creek, often overflowing its banks. Cited from The Bark Covered House, by William Nowlin
  • It has been in a manner dry for some, while it has overflowed its banks for others. Cited from A Book of English Prose, by Percy Lubbock
  • In the lower valley it used to overflow its banks and flood large areas.
  • Then their intelligence ran in fixed channels; now it has overflowed its banks. Cited from Fighting France, By Edith Wharton
  • The creek has been known to overflow its banks and flood nearby homes.
  • Now it had filled and far overflowed its banks, and was a swift river. Cited from Sir Gibbie, by George MacDonald
  • Even when the river overflowed its banks, which it did nearly every Spring, the old man did not leave his house. Cited from Romance of California Life, by John Habberton
  • They reached a river that had overflowed its banks and which they had to cross by ferry. Cited from War and Peace, by by Leo Tolstoy/Tolstoi
  • The river in the valley had overflowed its banks and spread over the low-lying meadows like a lake. Cited from The Princess of the School, by Angela Brazil
  • The river here had overflowed its banks, so that a large part of the country wore the aspect of a lake. Cited from The Red Man's Revenge, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Soon afterwards it overflowed its banks; and as the country was very flat, it spread over a vast extent. Cited from Kerr's Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18, William Stevenson
  • Three more dwellings were washed away when a river overflowed its banks.
  • He saw the river when it was overflowing its banks; on the present occasion it had scarcely sufficient water to support a current. Cited from Expeditions to Sth. Australia I, Charles Sturt
  • She heard much about the flood, too, for it was a very high one, the river having overflowed its banks in many places. Cited from The Story of a China Cat, by Laura Lee Hope
  • You have seen a river overflow its banks. Cited from Home Geography For Primary Grades, by C. C. Long
  • The creek overflowed its banks and flooded up to deep in places.
  • It often overflowed its banks, and in so doing overflowed the little gardens which lay on either side. Cited from O. T., A Danish Romance, by Hans C. Andersen
  • Today the river does not overflow its banks.
  • Three houses were washed away and two people injured when a river west of Tokyo overflowed its banks.
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