OVERSEE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OVERSEE
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 v.  supervise; manage; watch over and direct; examine or inspect
Classic Sentence:
1  It belonged to Stubb to oversee the business.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
2  He used to oversee my place on the lake, and did it capitally, too.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
3  He left the hearth quickly and went towards the landing to oversee the arrival of the first arts' class.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
4  Meantime, overseeing the other part of the ship, Captain Peleg ripped and swore astern in the most frightful manner.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
5  I don't keep none o yer cussed overseers; I does my own overseeing; and I tell you things is seen to.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  I should think she'd hate to poke herself where she isn't wanted, said Jo crossly, for she disliked the trouble of overseeing a fidgety child when she wanted to enjoy herself.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER EIGHT
Example Sentence:
1  For Toshiba, the merger is an attempt to distance itself from unprofitable operations by letting Fujitsu effectively oversee its cellphone business.
2  This caseworker had about 100 cases to oversee, which is four times the recommended number.