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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 ?
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
She did more, sir; she overlooked my want of faith, and, all difficulties being now removed, she took me for her husband.
My dear cousin," said Judge Pyncheon, with a quietude which he had the power of making more formidable than any violence, "since your brother's return, I have taken the precaution (a highly proper one in the near kinsman and natural guardian of an individual so situated) to have his deportment and habits constantly and carefully overlooked.
I had sat down with a piece of work--for I was something or other that could sit-- on the old stone bench which overlooked the pond; and in this position I began to take in with certitude, and yet without direct vision, the presence, at a distance, of a third person.
For it is particularly written, shipmates, as if it were a thing not to be overlooked in this history,"that he paid the fare thereof" ere the craft did sail.
In back of the yards the dreary two-story frame houses were scattered farther apart, and there were great spaces bare--that seemingly had been overlooked by the great sore of a city as it spread itself over the surface of the prairie.
He was very busily intent at this moment on a slate lying before him, on which he was carefully and slowly endeavoring to accomplish a copy of some letters, in which operation he was overlooked by young Mas'r George, a smart, bright boy of thirteen, who appeared fully to realize the dignity of his position as instructor.
But the waning day had such an inviting influence that we did not remain housed many moments, but struck out and followed a roaring torrent of ice-water up to its far source in a sort of little grass-carpeted parlor, walled in all around by vast precipices and overlooked by clustering summits of ice.
Well, my idea is this: we'll rustle around and gather up whatever pickins we've overlooked in the state- rooms, and shove for shore and hide the truck.
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.
Aunt Polly was vexed to think she had overlooked that bit of circumstantial evidence, and missed a trick.
Brocklehurst, who, from his wealth and family connections, could not be overlooked, still retained the post of treasurer; but he was aided in the discharge of his duties by gentlemen of rather more enlarged and sympathising minds: his office of inspector, too, was shared by those who knew how to combine reason with strictness, comfort with economy, compassion with uprightness.