Definition of Overweens

1. Verb. (third-person singular of overween) ¹



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Definition of Overweens

1. overween [v] - See also: overween

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overweens

overwearing
overwears
overweary
overwearying
overweather
overweathered
overweathering
overweathers
overween
overweened
overweener
overweeners
overweening
overweeningly
overweeningness
overweens (current term)
overweigh
overweighed
overweighing
overweighs
overweight
overweighted
overweighting
overweights
overwell
overwelled
overwelling
overwells
overwent
overwet

Literary usage of Overweens

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1. Dante and His Circle: With the Italian Poets Preceding Him (1100-1200-1300 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Dante Alighieri (1905)
"... Wherein at times it overweens to waste: Which yet of selfish joy or foul intent Desire to make your own, But a wise woman, fair in purity; ..."

2. English Prose (1137-1890) by John Matthews Manly (1909)
"... and the most beautiful men of the most imperfect conditions; for Nature, having care to polish the body so far, overweens herself in her excellency, ..."

3. The Theological and Literary Journal (1853)
"Pride excluded the vulgar from the schools of ancient philosophy ; and it is painfully evident that the same feeling has kept many a one who overweens, ..."

4. The Early Italian Poets from Ciullo D'Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200 by Dante Alighieri, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Chiswick Press (1861)
"... attire Wherein at times it overweens to waste: Which yet of selfish joy or foul intent Doth hide the deep desire, And is, of heavy surety, double-faced ..."

5. Nature in a City Yard: Some Rambling Dissertations Thereupon by Charles Montgomery Skinner (1897)
"There is a man who struggled for years to get into the set that calls itself society and strangely overweens itself because Jenkins hangs on its skirts and ..."

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