Usage examples for overflow

  1. The conductor, taking him to be one of the overflow from the family in front, paid no attention to him until after they had left. – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  2. The old custom of putting it in the attic had distinct disadvantages when an overflow or a leak occurred and either stained the ceilings or sent them crashing down on furniture and possibly occupants of the rooms below. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  3. Overflow meetings were held in the streets each time. – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  4. Even the eleven million bushels of extra storage capacity being built at the lake at the time the Board was considering the situation would soon fill and overflow. – Deep Furrows by Hopkins Moorhouse
  5. I must recall to you our last conversation: 'Only when you are resolved to moderate this impetuous manner, and curb this overflow of feeling, which reason and custom imposes upon us, shall I be able to receive you and enjoy your society. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  6. When the cistern is scientifically constructed the supply pipe and escape pipe correspond in capacity, so that the water may be drawn off as fast as supplied, and none be wasted by overflow. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  7. The result of this overflow was one of the greatest floods ever known, and many, no doubt, who read this, were there to see its terrible effects. – New National Fourth Reader by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
  8. They were talking about that big gasser of Gray's; the fire; the overflow; and the melodramatic occurrences of the past fortnight. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  9. The next step is to fill barrels 1 and 2 with water until they overflow at O. This water should be of practically the same average temperature as that which is to be used during the test. – Engineering Bulletin No 1: Boiler and Furnace Testing by Rufus T. Strohm
  10. In vain, from the secret labours of these beautiful beings, the brooks run fresh and full, and the fields overflow with plenty. – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  11. His mind was too full not to overflow. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  12. He told her his little story, making the good woman's heart overflow with love for her little son. – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  13. Where the overflow stopped, the desert began. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  14. " It's the overflow of natural spirits and inevitable in the young," was one of the Bishop's beliefs, and not even the Lady Principal disputed his authority. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  15. Cathcart stoutly defended a man's perfect right to do as he pleased with his own belongings, but conceded that something really ought to be done about overflow waters. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  16. Of course we had constructed an overflow part of the basin, by which to conduct the surplus water back to its proper channel below our works. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. Its waters will flow; every new drop of martyr blood will increase the tide; it will overflow or break through. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  18. The valleys of the great rivers, like the Hudson, would overflow with it. – Birds and Poets by John Burroughs
  19. From time to time they regained the highway and rode abreast, almost silent at first with the weight of their new nearness, and then breaking into talk that was the mere overflow of what they were thinking. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  20. It lay in the midst of marshes formed by the overflow of the river, and continued its importance, in a military sense, until the waters of the river found their way into the Damietta branch. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome by Various