Definition of Overtook
1. Verb. (simple past of overtake) ¹
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Definition of Overtook
1. overtake [v] - See also: overtake
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Literary usage of Overtook
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1. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"as they overtook them; and the rather because they had opposed Mr By-ends before. So they called after them, and they stopped, and stood still till they ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"After a considerable delay owing to an illness which overtook Timur his ... The fate which thus overtook the Golden Horde was destined to be shared by all ..."
3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... stealing into the world anonymously, and dying silently—a fate which nearly overtook his last one, the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam (1861), which, ..."
4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... who managed his plantations and was with him when he died. overtook him, and he necessarily reviewed hi* past life, it was just as natural he should ..."
5. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"Thou, Pitt, shalt rue this overthrow. The Election Ballads. VI. overtook. He overtook her in the wood, S. On a bank of flowers t Overwhelming. ..."
6. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, Alfred William Pollard, William Caxton (1900)
"CHAPTER XVII How Sir Launcelot overtook a knight which chased his wife to have slain her, and how he said to him. So Sir Launcelot rode many wild ways, ..."
7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Here death overtook Monica and the finest pages in his "Confessions" were penned as the result of the emotion Augustine then experienced. II. ..."