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tr.v. o·ver·looked, o·ver·look·ing, o·ver·looks
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.
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.
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Adj.1.overlooking - used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"
high - (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"
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As I sit here tonight in my little study overlooking the Hudson, just twenty years have elapsed since I first opened my eyes upon Mars.
Thirty feet above the courtyard and overlooking it was a broad balcony, and there, indeed, was Matai Shang, and with him were Thurid and Phaidor, Thuvia, and Dejah Thoris--the last two heavily ironed.
Matai Shang rose and, leaning over the edge of the balcony, gave voice to the weird call that I had heard from the lips of the priests upon the tiny balcony upon the face of the Golden Cliffs overlooking the Valley Dor, when, in times past, they called the fearsome white apes and the hideous plant men to the feast of victims floating down the broad bosom of the mysterious Iss toward the silian-infested waters of the Lost Sea of Korus.
At the upper end we came out into a small chamber, the walls of which were plank except for a single window overlooking the slopes of Otz and the Valley of Lost Souls beyond.
The city was dominated by a great castle upon an overlooking height whose name I knew, but could not speak.
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