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o·ver·look

 (ō′vər-lo͝ok′)
tr.v. o·ver·looked, o·ver·look·ing, o·ver·looks
1.
a. To look over or at from a higher place: We overlooked the valley from the cliff.
b. To afford a view over: The tower overlooks the sea.
2.
a. To fail to notice or consider; miss: Even the editor overlooked this error.
b. To ignore deliberately or indulgently; disregard: I'll overlook that remark if you leave now.
3. Archaic
a. To look over; examine: overlook a manuscript for errors.
b. To manage; supervise: overlook farm hands.
n. (ō′vər-lo͝ok′)
An elevated place that affords an extensive view: a scenic overlook.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overlooked - not taken into accountoverlooked - not taken into account; "his retirement was not allowed to go unmarked"
unnoticed - not noticed; "hoped his departure had passed unnoticed"
References in classic literature ?
But, as Uncle Alec's experiment was intended to amuse the young folks, rather than suggest educational improvements for the consideration of the elders, she trusts that these shortcomings will be overlooked by the friends of the Eight Cousins, and she will try to make amends in a second volume, which shall attempt to show The Rose in Bloom.
They ought, however, to take care, and do this no longer than the common people are superior to the nobles and those of the middle rank, and then stop; for, if they proceed still further, they will make the state disorderly, and the nobles will ill brook the power of the common people, and be full of resentment against it; which was the cause of an insurrection at Cyrene: for a little evil is overlooked, but when it becomes a great one it strikes the eye.
Equipage for the wife, and large fortunes for the children, are by custom enrolled in the list of necessaries; and to procure these, everything truly solid and sweet, and virtuous and religious, are neglected and overlooked.
The light could not have been good, though if I brought my books to the little gable window that overlooked the groaning and whistling gristmill I could see well enough.
Vernon, I think, was a great deal too kind to her when he was in Staffordshire; her behaviour to him, independent of her general character, has been so inexcusably artful and ungenerous since our marriage was first in agitation that no one less amiable and mild than himself could have overlooked it all; and though, as his brother's widow, and in narrow circumstances, it was proper to render her pecuniary assistance, I cannot help thinking his pressing invitation to her to visit us at Churchhill perfectly unnecessary.
Both THE TIMES and the DAILY TELEGRAPH, for instance, insisted on it the next morning, and both overlooked, just as I did, two obvious modifying influ- ences.
And, in the second place, we all overlooked the fact that such mechanical intelligence as the Martian possessed was quite able to dispense with muscular exertion at a pinch.
It had struck him that there might be a second drawer which Emily had overlooked.
A glance was enough to show him that no second drawer had been overlooked.
Nearly always in cases like this there is some little detail or other overlooked, some wee little track or trace left behind, and detection follows; but here there's not even the faintest suggestion of a trace left.
He got out all the fingerprints of girls and women in his collection of records and pored gloomily over them an hour or more, trying to convince himself that that troublesome girl's marks were there somewhere and had been overlooked.
At one o'clock of the terrestrial morning, the projectile, like a balloon borne into space, overlooked the top of this superb mount.