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Past tense of overbear.
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Vanguards of Chil!) They that lagged behind the scent--they that ran before, They that shunned the level horn--they that overbore. Here's an end of every trail--they shall not follow more.
However, I overbore his objections by appealing to my lameness; from which I assured the natives I should speedily recover if Toby were permitted to obtain the supplies I needed.
Folks who switch from overbore chamberings seldom regret the loss of punishing recoil.--Ed.