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Overtop

verb
(past & past part. overtopped; pres. part. overtopping)
1.
Look down on.  Synonyms: command, dominate, overlook.






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"Overtop" Quotes from Famous Books



... heat is born unity of heart, for we cannot obtain true unity, unless the Spirit of God lights His flame in our heart. For this fire makes one and like unto itself all that it can overtop and transform. Unity gives a man the feeling of being concentrated with all his faculties on one point. It gives internal peace and repose of heart. Unity of heart is a bond which draws and binds together the body and the soul, ...
— Light, Life, and Love • W. R. Inge

... solemnity all their own, too full of meaning to require the heart's comment to be framed in words. Below, all their earthward-looking branches are sapless and shattered, splintered by the weight of many winters' snows; above, they are still green and full of life, but their summits overtop all the deciduous trees around them, and in their companionship with heaven they are alone. On these the lightning loves to fall. One such Mr. Bernard saw,—or rather, what had been one such; for the bolt had torn the tree like an explosion from within, ...
— Atlantic Monthly Vol. 6, No. 33, July, 1860 • Various



Words linked to "Overtop" :   shadow, command, lie, overshadow, dwarf



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