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Oversea   Listen
adjective
Oversea  adj.  Beyond the sea; foreign.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Oversea" Quotes from Famous Books



... put its money and its fighting spirit primarily into its Navy and its oversea forces. Why? Because, just as the Continental tradition had its genesis in the necessity for instant readiness to defend land frontiers, so our tradition has had its genesis in the vital necessity ...
— Before the War • Viscount Richard Burton Haldane

... to deal with Irish inaction than with the feverish activity which his reforms stirred in England itself. It was impossible to strike blow after blow at the Church without rousing wild hopes in the party who sympathized with the work which Luther was doing oversea. Few as these "Lutherans" or "Protestants" still were in numbers, their new hopes made them a formidable force; and in the school of persecution they had learned a violence which delighted in outrages on ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9 • Various

... French, Dutch, British, and American complications—everything, in fact, which helped to shape Canadian destinies—were inevitably connected with the sea; and, more often than not, were considered and settled mainly as a part of what those prescient pioneers of oversea dominion, the great Elizabethan statesmen, always used to call 'the ...
— All Afloat - A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways • William Wood

... nasturtiums over to Troop's eighteen-hundred-dollar, white house, with a retired dory full in the front yard and a shuttered parlour which was a museum of oversea plunder. There sat a large woman, silent and grave, with the dim eyes of those who look long to sea for the return of their beloved. Cheyne addressed himself to her, and she gave ...
— "Captains Courageous" • Rudyard Kipling

... stronghold which could be lost or won without affecting the wider issues of oversea dominion. On the contrary, it was a necessary link in the chain of waterside posts which connected France with America by way of the Atlantic, the St Lawrence, the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi. But since the chain itself and all its other links, and even the peculiar relation of Louisbourg ...
— The Great Fortress - A Chronicle of Louisbourg 1720-1760 • William Wood

... "We bore oversea our prayers and our songs; they are ever the same. We carried in our bosoms the hearts of the men of our fatherland, brave and merry, easily moved to pity as to laughter, of all human hearts the most human; nor have they changed. We traced the boundaries of a new continent, from Gaspe ...
— Maria Chapdelaine - A Tale of the Lake St. John Country • Louis Hemon

... arrivals of "Oversea Colonials," see Appendix 9. The whole subject is treated more fully in Vol. II. in a chapter on the ...
— History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4) - Compiled by Direction of His Majesty's Government • Frederick Maurice

... For bright-favoured Nicolette Than his kinsfolk every one, Though they all were dead and gone. "Sweet my sweetheart, bright of cheer, You to seek I know not where! Never God made that countrie, Overland or oversea, If I thought to light on thee, I'd not ...
— Aucassin and Nicolette - translated from the Old French • Anonymous



Words linked to "Oversea" :   marine, overseas



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