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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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If the general legislature should at any time overleap their limits, the judicial department is a constitutional check.
made him forget entirely the mere reasonings of justice, and overleap them by a diviner instinct.
As he explains in the introduction, "Three Eras of Experimental Vitalism," life's recalcitrance as a concept--its tendency to overleap its own bounds--became a provocation to new questions and new experimental protocols.
And something similar was true of the cultural orientation of The Double Dealer; for both Toomer and Faulkner, The Double Dealer was enabling at first, and then it lined up with a series of barriers that both authors' best works would have to overleap.
The first is that a later deprivation inflicted by a refusal to return property to the party entitled might overleap or circumvent the immunity of its original expropriation and expose the refusing party to action even when there is no underlying bailment.
Propelled, to use Nabokov's words, by a "syncopal kick" (250), the detail-as-totality aspires, in other words, to overleap the real to reach imaginative locations within and beyond the text.
She writes of how the reader "must overleap the end stop, the period, and cover the distance to the next sentence," just as the driver in Chasar's scenario is forced to wait for the next sign (quoted in Chasar 2012, 140).
It is not the case that "no destroyer could possibly overleap so grand a natural barrier in order to catch him" (141).
The poet must obey the rules of Petrarchan courtship, but Jacks, even in their seeming inanimacy, overleap convention.
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.
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.
There is another barrier to his repentance which is the hardest of all for 'fallen' man to overleap.
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.
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 .