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Synonyms for overleap

defeat (oneself) by going too far

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jump across or leap over (an obstacle)


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The tragic poet, who shows the sad vicissitudes of things and the disappointments of the passions, at least strengthens our yearnings after imaginary good, and lends wings to our desires, by which we, 'at one bound, high overleap all bound' of actual suffering.
Regarding the proper role of government in religion, Madison wrote, "The preservation of a free government requires not merely, that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained; but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the right of the people.
Tharaud comments that Stack and DiMaria's "essay is especially fitting to the collection as a whole in the way important philosophical themes are shown to overleap time and place to become truly global" (20).
Horatio's athleticism does not equal that 'slight bound' with which Satan can overleap 'all bound of hill or highest wall' (IV, 11.
Yet he was largely unsuccessful in his attempt to critique the methods of the nascent discipline; his call to the theorists to ground their analyses in data, to 'count our acquisitions to knowledge by the facts we add to our store, and not by theories which overleap the facts', went unheeded (Fison 1880:164).
It is not abstract, disembodied, and ahistorical but is grounded in the specificities of historical eras: "no philosophy can overleap its own time.
Thus, in Christ's Prescience: patient to behold A fall, a rise, a scaling Heaven's high steep; Prescience of Love, which deigned to overleap The mire of human errors manifold.
President Lincoln's Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, wrote: "There could be no greater madness than for a man to encounter what I do for anything less than motives that overleap time and look forward to eternity.
If the general legislature should at any time overleap their limits,
But any attempted upward movement on the part of those who were nearly white, was met by the iron barrier of caste, to overleap which involved a severance from one's former life almost as complete as that made by death .
If the general legislature should at any time overleap their limits, the judicial department is a constitutional check.
Though also a close observer of nature, Edwards managed, in Miller's estimation, to overleap the gushing pantheism of the nineteenth century and cut to the existentialist chase of the twentieth.
That war has laid out an inflexible baseline for national politics, one on which the MDC continues to stumble, never to overleap.
Dracula's'' biggest hurdles - ones co-authors Christopher Hampton and Don Black aren't able to overleap - are character and focus.
Despite the Crusaders' hopes, they could not overleap these cultural differences to unite the city's women in the temperance cause.