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 Meanings and Examples of OVERFLOW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  flow over; cover with, or as with, water or other fluid
 v.  spread over; flow over the brim of
Classic Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
1  There is no longer either pail, chain, or pulley; but there is still the stone basin which served the overflow.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
2  Tis the overflow of agony bursting forth.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XV—CAMBRONNE
3  The heart, thus thrown back upon itself, works downward within itself, since it cannot overflow, and grows deep, since it cannot expand.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
4  Sometimes the Paris sewer took a notion to overflow, as though this misunderstood Nile were suddenly seized with a fit of rage.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—BRUNESEAU
5  First love is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless the joy be allowed to overflow, it will stifle you.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 11 IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS
6  Finally the choked town could take care of no more and the overflow of wounded was sent on to the hospitals at Macon and Augusta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
7  And in the unwonted overflow of his feelings, he left a cousinly kiss upon her cheek.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
8  When he had nothing to do for the moment, he would stand round fidgeting, dancing, with the overflow of energy that was in him.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
9  When they got there they swarmed into the graveyard and washed over it like an overflow.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX.
10  Possibly nothing at all; the overflow of my brain would probably, in a state of freedom, have evaporated in a thousand follies; misfortune is needed to bring to light the treasures of the human intellect.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
11  She heard the faint tinkle of water, as the tiny overflow trickled over and downhill.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
12  As I stood there musing over this too perfect triumph of man, the full moon, yellow and gibbous, came up out of an overflow of silver light in the north-east.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In V
13  You must choose the pure oil and you must be careful when you pour it in not to overflow it, not to pour in more than the funnel can hold.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
14  The inhabitants are totally ruined, the hospitals overflow with sick, and famine is everywhere.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX
15  Yes, they barred the music, and massed and hoarded; and prevented what was fluid from overflowing.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
Example Sentence:
1  Rochester's eyes that they overflow like two cups filled above the brim: have you never remarked that?
2  The turgid river threatened to overflow the levees and flood the countryside.
3  There is a moment in every battle at which the least maneuver is decisive and gives superiority as one drop of water causes overflow.
4  Pour in some of the syrup, but not all of it, as it will probably overflow.
5  Overflowing of I, walk in the overflowing looking for love road.
6  A great poem is a fountain forever overflowing with the waters of wisdom and delight.
7  With the oil price soaring above thirty dollars a barrel and the pumps going nearly at full capacity, Gulf Arab coffers are overflowing with unforeseen wealth.
8  The drains flooded and water overflowed down the main street.
9  The sink overflowed and swamped the kitchen.
10  The crowd overflowed into the street.
11  He so worked upon his feelings with the pathos of these dreams, that he had to keep swallowing, he was so like to choke; and his eyes swam in a blur of water, which overflowed when he winked, and ran down and trickled from the end of his nose.
12  As was attested by a sheet of ice covering the causeway, where a little brooklet, now congealed, had overflowed after a rapid thaw some days since.