OVERHEAD in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OVERHEAD
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overhead
 ad.  above your head; in the sky
 n.  the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  The effect produced on Frome was rather of a complete absence of atmosphere, as though nothing less tenuous than ether intervened between the white earth under his feet and the metallic dome overhead.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  The dark cedars on either side of the graveled drive met in an arch overhead, turning the long avenue into a dim tunnel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
3  Suffocating under feather pillows while death screamed overhead, Scarlett silently cursed Melanie for keeping her from the safer regions below stairs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
4  The bright glare of morning sunlight streaming through the trees overhead awakened Scarlett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  Now all that mattered was food enough to keep off starvation, clothing enough to prevent freezing and a roof overhead which did not leak too much.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
6  A cold wind was blowing stiffly and the scudding clouds overhead were the deep gray of slate when Scarlett and Mammy stepped from the train in Atlanta the next afternoon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
7  Though the sidewalks were jammed, the faces she saw were as unfamiliar as the signs overhead, new people, many rough-looking men and tawdrily dressed women.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
8  Up the dim street she fled, her head down, her heart hammering, the night air wet on her lips, the trees overhead menacing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
9  Ship and boat diverged; the cold, damp night breeze blew between; a screaming gull flew overhead; the two hulls wildly rolled; we gave three heavy-hearted cheers, and blindly plunged like fate into the lone Atlantic.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
10  At that moment in one of the intervals of profound darkness, following the flashes, a voice was heard at his side; and almost at the same instant a volley of thunder peals rolled overhead.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
11  The firelight flickered on the hewn logs that supported the thatch overhead.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
12  She caught sight of a little green table, blotched with the checkered sunlight that filtered through the quivering leaves overhead.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVI
13  They spread in vast clouds overhead, writhing, curling; then, uniting in one giant river, they streamed away down the sky, stretching a black pall as far as the eye could reach.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 2
14  The sky overhead was of a fairy blue.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
15  He stared for a while at the leaves overhead, moving in a heraldic wind of the day.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 14
Example Sentence:
1  Watching the weight lifter heave the barbell to shoulder height and then boost it overhead, we marveled at his prodigious strength.
2  The vultures flying overhead presage the discovery of the corpse in the desert.
3  In the Airplane movies, every flight turns into a debacle, with passengers and crew members collapsing, and baggage popping out of the overhead bins.
4  Alice was not a bit hurt, and she jumped up on to her feet in a moment: she looked up, but it was all dark overhead.
5  In July, a trainload of Metro-North passengers was stranded for about an hour without water or air conditioning near Westport, after overhead wires fell.
6  It was dark now and the sliver of a new moon could be seen overhead.
7  Back inside his room, he turned on the overhead fan and the air conditioner.
8  The air grew thick with dust and cordite as Leopard 2 tanks raced across the scrubby landscape, with howitzer fire providing cover and helicopters circling overhead.