I often overleap
the steps when I clamber; for so doing, none of the steps pardons me.
In critical emergencies, the States-General are often compelled to overleap
their constitutional bounds.
So, in a gale, the but half-baffled Channel billows only recoil from the base of the Eddystone, triumphantly to overleap
its summit with their scud.
The recent events, the solitary and eccentric position of the count, his enormous, nay, almost incredible fortune, should have made men cautious, and have altogether prevented ladies visiting a house where there was no one of their own sex to receive them; and yet curiosity had been enough to lead them to overleap
the bounds of prudence and decorum.
The most curious circumstance in this chase is, that an animal so fleet and agile as the antelope, and straining for its life, should range round and round this fated inclosure, without attempting to overleap
the low barrier which surrounds it.
'It is those bishops that trouble me,' said he; 'but the bold knight can overleap
the reverend gentlemen,' taking my last bishop with his knight; 'and now, those sacred persons once removed, I shall carry all before me.'
Now to th' ascent of that steep savage Hill SATAN had journied on, pensive and slow; But further way found none, so thick entwin'd, As one continu'd brake, the undergrowth Of shrubs and tangling bushes had perplext All path of Man or Beast that past that way: One Gate there onely was, and that look'd East On th' other side: which when th' arch-fellon saw Due entrance he disdaind, and in contempt, At one slight bound high overleap
'd all bound Of Hill or highest Wall, and sheer within Lights on his feet.
Having thus replied, to the best of my power, to the first class of your objections, or at least having shown my resolution to overleap
the barriers which your prudence has raised, I will be brief in noticing that which is more peculiar to myself.
"Ajaxes," said he, "may it now please you to show yourselves the men you have always been, or even better--Sarpedon is fallen--he who was first to overleap
the wall of the Achaeans; let us take the body and outrage it; let us strip the armour from his shoulders, and kill his comrades if they try to rescue his body."
Our physicians have discovered that the small and tender sides of an infant Polygon of the higher class can be fractured, and his whole frame re-set, with such exactness that a Polygon of two or three hundred sides sometimes -- by no means always, for the process is attended with serious risk -- but sometimes overleaps
two or three hundred generations, and as it were doubles at a stroke, the number of his progenitors and the nobility of his descent.
Sometimes, however, as in the affair of the assassins of Petit-Jean, the headsman of Paris, and in that of Emery Rousseau, the murderer of Jean Valleret, justice overleaped
the church and passed on to the execution of its sentences; but unless by virtue of a decree of Parliament, woe to him who violated a place of asylum with armed force!
But, to see it, he must have overleaped
at a bound the artificial barriers he had for many years been erecting, between himself and all those subtle essences of humanity which will elude the utmost cunning of algebra until the last trumpet ever to be sounded shall blow even algebra to wreck.