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O'erbear (cf. Overbear) to bear down, to overpower, to bring under: “oil and fire, too strong for reason's force, --s it and burns on,” All's V, 3, 8. “--ing interruption,” John III, 4, 9. “to command, to check, to o. such as are of better person than myself,” H6C III, 2, 166. “my desire all continent impediments would o.” Mcb. IV, 3, 64. Particularly used of waters over-whelming the land: Cor. III, 1, 249. IV, 5, 137 (O. Edd. o'erbeat). IV, 6, 78. Hml. IV, 5, 102. Oth. I, 3, 56. Cymb. V, 3, 48. Per. V, 1, 195.
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