Definition of Overwatching

1. Verb. (present participle of overwatch) ¹



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Definition of Overwatching

1. overwatch [v] - See also: overwatch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overwatching

overwalking
overwalks
overwarm
overwarmed
overwarming
overwarms
overwary
overwash
overwashed
overwashes
overwashing
overwasted
overwatch
overwatched
overwatches
overwatching (current term)
overwater
overwatered
overwatering
overwaters
overwax
overwaxed
overwaxes
overwaxing
overweak
overweaning
overwear
overwearied
overwearies
overwearing

Literary usage of Overwatching

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1. A Practical Study of the Soul by Margaret Manson Barbour Stone (1901)
"CHAPTER XXIX " overwatching ANGELS " THERE is a beautiful little picture in the minds of many, where angels are guarding the uncertain footsteps of ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1839)
"... that could have exerted a permanent influence, are to be brought into review. In acute cases attended with danger, be assiduous, even to overwatching, ..."

3. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1918)
"... than earth is the sea, and sleep Than overwatching of eyes that weep, Now time has done with his one sweet word, The wine and leaven of lovely life. ..."

4. English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History & Literature by Edward Arber (1895)
"And, indeed, with overwatching, some of our men fell asleep " in the middle of the tale " and time of greatest necessity to debate and argue of those things ..."

5. The Writings of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1894)
"At length, towards break of day, that deep sleep came upon her which succeeds to weariness and overwatching, and which has no consciousness but one of ..."

6. Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the by William Scott (1823)
"... My care-tir'd thoughts, can't win her to my bed, Though e'en the stars do wink, as 'twere, with overwatching. I'll forth, and walk awhile. ..."

7. Journal of Proceedings and Addresses of the ... Annual Meeting by Southern Educational Association, Florida State Teachers Association, National Educational Association (U.S.), Southern Association of College Women (1873)
"Moral Instruction can hardly be made a rigid specialty in common schools, but must be the overwatching spirit, the informing life of all methods of ..."

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