Definitions of Oversaw

  1. of Oversee

Usage examples for Oversaw

  1. A dozen or so men oversaw the activities of this noisy and dusty machine. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  2. The president and governors of corporations oversaw rogues, vagrants, sturdy beggars, and idle or disorderly persons working in corporations or workhouses. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  3. Habrunt quietly oversaw everything that the Physician was doing for as long as he could, the better to assist if needed, but as Slavemaster, he had many duties, and presently he was called away by a runner boy with yet another message from Master Rababull. – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  4. One after another we oversaw all the major activities of such a ranch; outside, I mean, of the ranch enclosure proper where were the fowls, the vegetable gardens, and the like. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  5. The minister used to take a hasty survey lest they should become a sport to the barbarians in a land where for a father to kiss his boy was synonymous with mental incapacity, and then- it was a cat of a girl who oversaw the meeting- they hugged one another for the space of a whole minute, in which time it is wonderful what can be done if your heart is in it and your hat is allowed to go without care. – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  6. I oversaw the entire unfortunate business myself." – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  7. She set the maids to their spinning, she saw the kitchen wenches at their work, she trotted afield on her pony, and oversaw the overseers and the negro hands as they worked in the tobacco- and corn- fields. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  8. He oversaw the task which his attendants performed as quickly as possible. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  9. Some time afterward one of the native guides began to make love to Ola: I oversaw the two flirting and was highly amused at the manner in which they went about it. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  10. Thrice a day Cynthia went up to the hotel and oversaw the preparation of Jeff's meals and kept taut the slack housekeeping of the old Irish woman who had remained as a favor, after the hotel closed, and professed to have lost the chance of a place for the winter by her complaisance. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  11. Mr. Templeton had two children- a son who was with Price, and a daughter who oversaw the household, the mother being dead. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  12. Yet it is equally certain that if Mr. Kettle had been stricken with a dangerous and deadly malady which made his nearest kin flee from him, it would have been my grandmother who would have flown to nurse him with the same robust and forcible tenderness with which she oversaw the teething and other ills incidental to her daughter's children. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett