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 Meanings and Examples of OVERCAST
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 a.  covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist; gloomy; melancholy
Classic Sentence:
1  It was a gray, overcast day and, as they marched through Five Points and out the Marietta road, a fine rain began to fall.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  Outside, the sky was gusty and overcast, and as Lily and Selden moved toward the deserted gardens below the restaurant, spurts of warm rain blew fitfully against their faces.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
3  There was a pause of some moments; and St. Clare's countenance was overcast by a sad, dreamy expression.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  In another hour it had much increased, and the sky was more overcast, and blew hard.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
5  Real life had only for a time overcast the spiritual peace he had found, but it was still untouched within him.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 8: Chapter 14
6  The sky was overcast, and somewhere far off an early cock crew.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
7  His face was like the autumn sky, overcast one moment and bright the next.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
8  Pale, with a dull eye and heavy heart, all the noble features of that face, usually so calm and serene, were overcast by grief.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 111. Expiation.
9  It was the first of June; yet the morning was overcast and chilly: rain beat fast on my casement.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
10  It was a dull, close, overcast summer evening.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
11  It was frosty and the air was sharp, but toward evening the sky became overcast and it began to thaw.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III
12  The sky had been overcast all day long.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE GUARD
Example Sentence:
1  Most people will tell you to use bright colors on bright days and dark colors on dark overcast days.