Definition of Oversways
1. oversway [v] - See also: oversway
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Literary usage of Oversways
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1. A Select Collection of Old English Plays by Robert ed Dodsley, William Carew Hazlitt (1875)
"I feel my understanding is enlarg*d With the rare knowledge of this latter age : A sacred fury oversways me. Prime ! Deal quickly, play, discard, ..."
2. The Dramatic Works of Shackerley Marmion by Shackerley Marmion (1875)
"Would I could refrain to take notice of you, but still nature oversways me, and affection breaks out into counsel, but to no purpose. Car. ..."
3. The Life of Henry Irving by Austin Brereton (1908)
"... that Shylock is a man to be execrated, and not one on whom the Christian may extend some feelings of sympathy under the curse that oversways his life. ..."
4. Essays on German Literature by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen (1892)
"... A tender mood my steadfast heart oversways." The same observation holds good in regard to the Easter choruses, though the admirers of Taylor are here ..."
5. The South Vindicated from the Treason and Fanaticism of the Northern by William Drayton (1836)
"But it is not merely the superiority. of the master in his towering, fearless, and commanding spirit, which oversways the negro; the intelligence and skill ..."
6. Pamphleteer by Abraham John Valpy (1818)
"... are fully answered, by what has been said, and the practice of all France, in case of real opposition, oversways in authority, those few particu- cular ..."
7. The Works of the Right Reverend Joseph Hall by Joseph Hall, Philip Wynter (1863)
"Appetite oversways reason and conscience; and now, were it not for fear of the people, John should be murdered. What a self-conflicting and prodigious ..."