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Overstay   /ˌoʊvərstˈeɪ/   Listen

(past & past part. overstayed or overstaid; pres. part. overstaying)
Stay too long.  Synonym: outstay.

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"Overstay" Quotes from Famous Books

... you are here,' she said, 'and I was so much afraid that those dear tiresome people were going to overstay their time, and that I should have to ...
— Despair's Last Journey • David Christie Murray

... gratifying to the feelings of that distinguished man. His coffee was produced, by the special activity of Mr. Tope, a full hour before he wanted it. Mr. Crisparkle sat with his watch in his hand for about the same period, lest he should overstay his time. The four young people were unanimous in believing that the Cathedral clock struck three-quarters, when it actually struck but one. Miss Twinkleton estimated the distance to the omnibus ...
— The Mystery of Edwin Drood • Charles Dickens

Words linked to "Overstay" :   abide, outstay, bide, stay

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