OVERLOOK in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OVERLOOK
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
overlook
 v.  provide a view of, especially from above
 v.  fail to notice or consider something or someone
Classic Sentence: (70 in 5 pages)
1  But the planters' ladies and the planters' slaves could not overlook the fact that he was not born a gentleman, even if their men folks could.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  She wouldn't overlook a man of marriageable age, from ginger-whiskered old Frank Kennedy, who was Suellen's beau, on down to shy, quiet, blushing Charles Hamilton, Melanie's brother.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  How kind she was to overlook his blunderings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  But she could overlook such things at a time like this.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  Now, quiet your ruffled feathers and overlook my boorish remarks about the proud and honorable Ashley.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  We oughtenter overlook nobody, Andy, cause the smartest on us gets tripped up sometimes.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  Elinor has not my feelings, and therefore she may overlook it, and be happy with him.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
8  But she soon saw how likely it was that Lucy, in her self-provident care, in her haste to secure him, should overlook every thing but the risk of delay.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48
9  Likewise, it seems to me that, concentrating our attention on the examination, we altogether overlook one of the best points of the animal.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXX
10  They regret it deeply, and beg you to overlook their misbehavior.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 5
11  What she disliked particularly was seeing Princess Varvara ready to overlook everything for the sake of the comforts she enjoyed.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 20
12  Tis against my conscience to curse and swear in company, and I hope any woman here will overlook it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
13  Perhaps I have trained myself to see what others overlook.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
14  But through a natural infirmity of the flesh, which I will explain to you in a moment, we incline to overlook this fact.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In I
15  It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In X
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
2  It is easy to overlook a small detail like that.
3  Pretty and comfortable rooms overlook a flower-filled garden.
4  You failed because you did overlook this job.
5  You should overlook the foible of Lee; no one is perfect.
6  They overlook two gun mounts that resemble cannon barrels; the Zumwalt's powerful new gun system can unload 600 rocket-powered projectiles on targets more than 70 miles away.
7  Archaeologists amaze that such a fragile ancient document could have survived for so long and that it was then discovered as it could so easily have been overlooked or destroyed.
8  This opposition may take one of the forms already described, some other forms which have been overlooked, but the root of the hostility is the same in all.
9  Nowadays people are alive to certain ulterior consequences that were at first overlooked.
10  He was a prankster who, unfortunately, often overlooked the damage he could cause with his waggish tricks.
11  The citadel overlooked the city like a protecting angel.
12  He seems to have overlooked one important fact.
13  In my hurry to finish the exam I had overlooked part of one of the questions.
14  Our hotel room overlooked a pretty little fishing harbour.
15  Most birds are still sleeping at that time, but nocturnal avian populations cannot be overlooked in the annual bird census.