overtook


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o·ver·took

 (ō′vər-to͝ok′)
v.
Past tense of overtake.
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When I overtook them and stopped to say a word, I found them affable and confiding.
A feeling of exultation overtook her, as if some power of significant import had been given her to control the working of her body and her soul.
Powel's and Walden's, and were approaching Cumberland mountain when this adverse fortune overtook us.
I overtook her, I remember, on the staircase; we went down together, and at the bottom I detained her, holding her there with a hand on her arm.
When I overtook Sandy she was horrified, and said it was in the last degree indelicate to drag a countess by her train.
As we tramped gaily out at the gate of the town, we overtook a peasant's cart, partly laden with odds and ends of cabbages and similar vegetable rubbish, and drawn by a small cow and a smaller donkey yoked together.
When her first glance overtook him, he was crossing the threshold of the door.
My father, Pip, he were given to drink, and when he were overtook with drink, he hammered away at my mother, most onmerciful.
I fled, but he pursu'd (though more, it seems, Inflam'd with lust then rage) and swifter far, Me overtook his mother all dismaid, And in embraces forcible and foule Ingendring with me, of that rape begot These yelling Monsters that with ceasless cry Surround me, as thou sawst, hourly conceiv'd And hourly born, with sorrow infinite To me, for when they list into the womb That bred them they return, and howle and gnaw My Bowels, their repast; then bursting forth Afresh with conscious terrours vex me round, That rest or intermission none I find.
The horsemen, therefore, soon overtook them on the road.
She overtook the bicycle, and they went together through the gates and by the highroad to the scene the old man had described.
Upon the tenth day we were chased by two pirates, who soon overtook us; for my sloop was so deep laden, that she sailed very slow, neither were we in a condition to defend ourselves.