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Quotes of overflow

  1. Dog- a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship. – Ambrose Bierce
  2. It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers. – Sidney Blumenthal
  3. Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow – Monica Edwards
  4. The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind. – William Godwin
  5. Some of the overflow audience actually sat on the stage. – Benny Goodman
  6. An overflow of good converts to bad. – William Shakespeare
  7. Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. – William Wordsworth

Usage examples for overflow

  1. 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
  2. The valleys of the great rivers, like the Hudson, would overflow with it. – Birds and Poets by John Burroughs
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Where the overflow stopped, the desert began. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  6. " 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
  7. 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
  8. His mind was too full not to overflow – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Overflow meetings were held in the streets each time. – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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