• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Overflowingly In great abundance; exuberantly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1785, the city of Paris removed bones from cemeteries to ease the overflow of dead people. They took these bones and stacked them in tunnels now known as the Catacombs. You can visit these tunnel attractions and work your way along long corridors, which are stacked with skulls and bones
    • overflowingly In an overflowing manner; exuberantly; in great abundance.
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Dog. A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.”
  • Robert Munger
    Robert Munger
    “Evangelism is the spontaneous overflow of a glad and free heart in Jesus Christ.”
  • Martin Luther
    “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “A man's interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself.”
  • Eileen Caddy
    “Life is full and overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.”


In literature:

This will prevent the custard overflowing.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
The meadow lands are low and subject to overflow, although otherwise well drained.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
This tragedy is the tragedy of the metaphysical erotic overflowing its own specific domain.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
The overflow valve should be opened just enough to permit a little steam to escape through the overflow pipe to prevent it from freezing.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Fill the jars till they overflow.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
The tears overflowed and rolled down her cheeks unheeded.
"Conjuror's House" by Stewart Edward White
The water overflowed and went down toward the sea.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
There is a great overflow of the rivers.
"Old Kaskaskia" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Put into jars and fill to overflowing with sirup, and seal.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
As this light overflowed the scene with its brilliant haze, the gates of bronze clapped to with heavy clang.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various

In poetry:

"But to him be given, in overflowing measure,
All the joys your Heaven can give if your God be just!
He, my boy slain in his youth to serve some mad king's pleasure
And his dreams and hopes in dust."
"A Colloquy: (For M. W.)" by Katharine Tynan
They wander ever to and fro—
Now empty are, now overflow.
If to the mouth thou liftest this,
That hangs within the dark abyss.
In the same moment they can ne'er
Refresh thee with their treasures fair.
"Parables And Riddles" by Friedrich von Schiller
"Wouldst thou from sorrow, then, be free.
Pray to each unseen Deity,
For thy well-being, grief to send;
The man on whom the Gods bestow
Their gifts with hands that overflow,
Comes never to a happy end."
"The Ring Of Polycrates - A Ballad" by Friedrich von Schiller
When I swore that I lov'd you, and lov'd you to madness,
My words they were broken, my eyes overflow'd;
When you own'd that you lov'd, my heart bounded with gladness,
I felt of my bliss as the bliss of a god.
"The Reply" by Charlotte Dacre
Shall I less patience have than Thou, who know
That Thou revisit'st all who wait for thee,
Nor only fill'st the unsounded deeps below,
But dost refresh with punctual overflow
The rifts where unregarded mosses be?
"Seaweed" by James Russell Lowell
My life was like some little mountain spring
By slight waves stirred till some deep overflow
Swift breaks its peace, then with its risen king
Down to the mighty deep it needs must go;
Thus did I follow love, but oh, my heart!
"The Story Of Gladys" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Boeing parking overflowing into wetland park's lot.
Ramsey doesn't have overflow beds, and asks homeless families to try to find a temporary solution on their own while Ramsey officials work to find an apartment for them.
Hospitals in the city of Padang, Indonesia are overflowing with victims injured in last week's earthquake.
Soon the Orioles' Cup Will Be Overflowing .
I believe the Orioles glass is half full and could be overflowing in the future.
Gloucester High School's day-care center overflowing for September.
China Contains Overflowing Quake-Formed Lake.
China declared success Tuesday in preventing a lake -- formed by landslides from the massive May 12 earthquake -- from overflowing its banks and flooding downstream communities.
You can't leak something that's already overflowing .
I-95, a River of Commerce Overflowing With Traffic.
Aces treat overflowing crowd to 4-3 win.
Sitting on a half-acre corner lot on St Michaels Drive in North Dallas, it overflows with perennials and shrubs.
For municipalities struggling to deal with sewage overflow issues, simply getting started can be a major challenge.
Website overflows with water jet info Get the water jet help you need at NLB's expanded website.
Skaters, some of whom were angry over not being allowed into overflow screening of a movie, run through streets, vandalize businesses, police said.

In science:

Vitesse 7216. The Adder ASICs sum up eight 11-bit energies (including the sign) in 25 ns, while providing bits for overflows.
Level-1 Regional Calorimeter Trigger System for CMS
The most common example of such a flaw is a buffer overflow. A buffer overflow occurs when a process assigns more data to a memory location than was expected by the programmer. The consequence is that that attacker can manipulate the computer’ s memory to cause arbitrary malicious code to run.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet
Both involve overflow errors which would enable attackers to execute any code in the system compromised or crash the system.
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption
The format of the table entries is cpu time/timeouts/stack overflows.
SAT Techniques for Lexicographic Path Orders
Zemtsov Terrestrial Origin Versus Extraterrestrial Overflow of Thermodynamics. G.
Practical cosmology and cosmological physics