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 Meanings and Examples of OVERRUN
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 v.  run or extend beyond normal or desired limit; overflow
Classic Sentence:
1  Not long afterwards, the country was overrun by war.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In IRON HANS
2  It was a crazy old house with a wharf of its own, abutting on the water when the tide was in, and on the mud when the tide was out, and literally overrun with rats.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
3  The three great sorrows of his life held his attention in particular: his love for a woman, his father's death, and the French invasion which had overrun half Russia.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXIV
4  And if, for the last five hundred years, it has not happened that any of these nations has actually overrun another country, there are various reasons to account for it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII.
5  He looked like a man cut away from the stake, when the fire has overrunningly wasted all the limbs without consuming them, or taking away one particle from their compacted aged robustness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
6  So speaks she, and is silent, while pallor overruns her face.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK FOURTH
7  But amid his utterance a quick shudder overruns his limbs; his eyes are fixed in horror; so thickly hiss the snakes of the Fury, so vast her form expands.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK SEVENTH
8  Panting and snorting like a mad battle steed that has lost its rider, the masterless ocean overruns the globe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
Example Sentence:
1  It looks as if we're going to overrun our budget.
2  The house was completely overrun with mice.
3  There are some issues to show local language in screen: buttons may missing next , or section borders may overrun.