OVERLAPPING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OVERLAPPING
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 a.  covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another
Classic Sentence:
1  They had always been a clannish tribe, presenting an unbroken phalanx of overlapping shields to the world in time of stress, no matter what their private opinions of the conduct of individual kinsmen might be.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LV
2  Deep into distant woodlands winds a mazy way, reaching to overlapping spurs of mountains bathed in their hill-side blue.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
3  A long-skirted, cabalistically-cut coat of a faded walnut tinge enveloped him; the overlapping sleeves of which were rolled up on his wrists.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
4  Rippling, rippling, rippling, like a flapping overlapping of soft flames, soft as feathers, running to points of brilliance, exquisite, exquisite and melting her all molten inside.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
5  He felt the good and bad within himself inextricably mingled and overlapping.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER X
6  At the crotch or junction, these flukes slightly overlap, then sideways recede from each other like wings, leaving a wide vacancy between.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
Example Sentence:
1  The existing welter of overlapping federal and state programs cries out for immediate reform.
2  Good security is built in overlapping, cross-checking layers, to slow down attacks.
3  The floor was protected with overlapping sheets of newspaper.
4  Put the two pieces of paper together so that they overlap slightly.
5  Factors such as oblique and transverse cuts and cell overlap would affect the accuracy of this estimation.
6  The edges must overlap each other or weeds will push through the gaps.
7  He warned of the potential for gap, overlap and duplication.