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Synonyms for overspread

spread across or over

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When a door, at length, closed upon her, my glance sought instinctively and eagerly the countenance of the brother--but he had buried his face in his hands, and I could only perceive that a far more than ordinary wanness had overspread the emaciated fingers through which trickled many passionate tears.
The conditions of the sentience had been here, he imagined, fulfilled in the method of collocation of these stones--in the order of their arrangement, as well as in that of the many fungi which overspread them, and of the decayed trees which stood around-- above all, in the long undisturbed endurance of this arrangement, and in its reduplication in the still waters of the tarn.
A clammy and intensely cold mist, it made its slow way through the air in ripples that visibly followed and overspread one another, as the waves of an unwholesome sea might do.
The first thing he saw was the old man sitting in his arm-chair in his usual place, but his eyes expressed alarm, which was confirmed by the pallor which overspread his features.
It had been D'Artagnan's practice, ever since the riots, to sleep in the same room as Porthos, and on this eventful morning he was still there, sleeping, and dreaming that a yellow cloud had overspread the sky and was raining gold pieces into his hat, which he held out till it was overflowing with pistoles.
Never was ruin more complete; and the sun rose with a wan countenance, peering dimly through the dense vapors which seemed wholly to overspread the firmament.
His letter reiterates Bramble's earlier indignation about the consequences of "the general tide of luxury, which hath overspread the nation," a theme introduced amid the social disorder Matt experiences at Bath:
Arctic air overspread the Nature Coast and caused the coldest air of
Burke himself wrote about the fall of Rome with a Gibbon-esque flourish: "Tumult, anarchy, confusion overspread the face of Europe, and an obscurity rests upon the transactions of that time, which suffers us to discover nothing but its extreme barbarity.
All secret crimes would inundate the world, and, like locusts, though at first imperceptible, would overspread the earth.
He wrote, "On the square ground-glass plate before our eyes [in the plateholder] the moon's image gradually crept up from one corner until it had overspread the glass completely.
Oft in those moments such a holy calm / Did overspread my soul
The rest of the Austral coasts still lie in obscurity, but to me it seems very likely that that part of the Earth is not overspread and covered by the Ocean.
Initial investigations indicate that during IOP 18 snow particles from Georgian Bay lake-effect snows and higher-level clouds overspread the Lake Ontario lake-effect clouds, possibly resulting in natural cloud seeding.
The Torah even seems to stress this failure, in stating that the repopulation of the world stemmed from Shem, Ham and Yefet: These three were the sons of Noah, and of these was the whole earth overspread (Gen.