Overawful to Overflourish
(O"ver*aw"ful) a. Awful, or reverential, in an excessive degree. [R.] Milton.
(O`ver*bal"ance) v. t.
1. To exceed equality with; to outweigh. Locke.
2. To cause to lose balance or equilibrium.
(O"ver*bal`ance) n. Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent; as, an
overbalance of exports. J. Edwards.
(O"ver*bar"ren) a. Excessively barren.
(O"ver*bat"tle) a. [Over + battle, a.] Excessively fertile; bearing rank or noxious growths.
[Obs.] "Overbattle grounds." Hooker.
(O`ver*bear") v. t.
1. To bear down or carry down, as by excess of weight, power, force, etc.; to overcome; to suppress.
The point of reputation, when the news first came of the battle lost, did overbear the reason of war.Bacon.
Overborne with weight the Cyprians fell.Dryden.
They are not so ready to overbear the adversary who goes out of his own country to meet them.Jowett
2. To domineer over; to overcome by insolence.
(O`ver*bear"), v. i. To bear fruit or offspring to excess; to be too prolific.
1. Overpowering; subduing; repressing. I. Watts.
2. Aggressively haughty; arrogant; domineering; tyrannical; dictatorial; insolent.
O`ver*bear"ing*ly, adv. O`ver*bear"ing*ness, n.
(O`ver*bend") v. t. To bend to excess.
(O`ver*bend"), v. i. To bend over. [R.]
(O`ver*bid") v. t. To bid or offer beyond, or in excess of. Dryden.
(O`ver*bide") v. t. To outlive. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(O`ver*blow") v. i.
1. To blow over, or be subdued. [R.] Spenser.
2. (Mus.) To force so much wind into a pipe that it produces an overtone, or a note higher than the
natural note; thus, the upper octaves of a flute are produced by overblowing.
(O`ver*blow"), v. t. To blow away; to dissipate by wind, or as by wind.
When this cloud of sorrow's overblown.Waller.