stop over


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stop over interrupt a trip "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house","they stopped for three days in Florence"
    • v stop over interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight "We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil"
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  • Lord Byron
    “Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”


In literature:

Stop talking and hurry over.
"The Adventures of Sally" by P. G. Wodehouse
Over and over she wrote two words and stopped.
"The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys" by Gulielma Zollinger
He knocked people over, but he did not stop to see what harm he had done.
"Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae" by Jennie Hall
Stop for us at the Laurels, about eleven, or p'r'aps I'll stroll over and get you.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
Down the rope came, nearer, and stopped about fifteen feet over his head.
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
A third blue heron appears, and he too flies over without stopping.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
Now and then Thor would stop and sniff over the edge of them.
"The Grizzly King" by James Oliver Curwood
Long before they stopped at Rose and Brilliant's it was all over with Dick.
"M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."" by G.J. Whyte-Melville
But, I say, you'd better come over and stop with me to-night.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
Friday, they stopped all traffic and asked for the Board to take over.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling

In poetry:

The star stopped over Bethlehem.
A new baby was there.
"It is King Jesus!" they cried.
They gave him wonderful gifts.
"The Wise Men Seek the King" by Doris Clore Demaree
Her shadow crept up the convent wall
As she swiftly left it, over all
The garden lay the level glow
Of a moon coming up, very big and slow.
The gravel glistened.
She stopped and listened.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell
There's a grey fog over Dublin of the curses,
It blinds my eyes, mavrone, and stops my breath;
And I travel slow that once could run the swiftest,
And I fear ere I meet Mauryeen I'll meet Death.
"The Connaughtman Returning" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
The boy could hardly stop to tell that the selec'men had said
They would pay fifty dollars for the man alive or dead,
And I felt another shiver go over me, for fear
That John might get that money, though we were pinched that year.
"Sheltered" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Half o' de journey’s over, half o' de night is pass,
W'en Doctor Hilaire stop swearin', an' start to get quiet at las'--
Don't do any good ax Johnnie lettin' heem loose again,
For if any man tak' de chances, would n't be Johnnie Dufresne.
"Doctor Hilaire" by William Henry Drummond
Frequently in public places his affliction used to smite
Sleary with distressing vigour — always in the Boffkins' sight.
Ere a week was over Minnie weepingly returned his ring,
Told him his "unhappy weakness" stopped all thought of marrying.
"The Post That Fitted" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Authorities fighting DWIs struggle to stop over-serving of alcohol.
The chance to cross over I-494 without stopping.
The rainy conditions at Tommy Oliver Stadium didn't stop the Tornadoes from getting the win over Marianna.
Paul Ryan made a direct appeal to blue collar voters in struggling manufacturing towns of Ohio where he kicked off his eight-stop tour across the battleground state over the weekend.
According to a report from Texas television station, a Texas woman says her purse stopped a bullet and saved her life during a mugging attack over the weekend in Houston.
Emily Austin, of Peace Over Violence, agreed that a large part of stopping the bullying epidemic is changing the behavior and mindset of the children who bully .
Stop-arm cameras taking drivers to school over bus route rules.
A driver alleged to have tried to run over a bicyclist after the cyclist told her to stop heroin has been charged with assault.
Her condition worsened over the weekend, and zoo administrators and medical staff decided to euthanize the chimpanzee to stop her suffering.
Courtesy of Emily YoungEmily Young and her teammates showered Alexis Olgard's dog, Lilly, with love during a stop at the Olgards' home after a road win over Washington State.
The rig that Mr Snyder's hit had stopped when it ran over a large cement slab that had fallen off still another tractor-trailer, according to reports from the coroner 's office and state police.
Pit Stop has bought gold for just over a year now, and so far, the business has been a success.
Those looking to get their drink on by heading over to the corner Stop and Rob convenience store for their favorite poison may have to wait a little longer.
A Springfield officer says just before 1 am Monday, he pulled over a pickup driven by Thomas Odell Adams, 37, for failing to stop at a red traffic light.
A police cruiser driven by a Lower Windsor Township officer struck a utility pole over the weekend while he was trying to make a traffic stop, according to state police.

In science:

Because of integer overflow, the size of the squares is not allowed to go arbitrarily small, but the shrinking is stopped at a = 2−15 .
A fast algorithm for random sequential adsorption of discs
Note the over-intensity at the pupil edge in Panel (d) which has been removed in Panel (e) by using of a Lyot stop. ..
High angular resolution coronography for adaptive optics
In that case, over-intensity at the Lyot pupil edge is sharp and is easily stopped by a Lyot stop few percent smaller than the telescope entrance pupil.
High angular resolution coronography for adaptive optics
Because of integer overflow, the size of the squares is not allowed to go arbitrarily small, but the shrinking is stopped at a = 2−15 .
Series expansion and computer simulation studies of random sequential adsorption
There is too much change in position over the null to be accounted for by just an abrupt stop of the dr ift, and there is no evidence for steady (albeit slower than regular) dr ift dur ing the null.
Radio Pulsars