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Definition of Overflow

Overflow

  1. To flow over; to cover woth, or as with, water or other fluid; to spread over; to inundate; to overwhelm.
  2. To flow over the brim of; to fill more than full.
  3. To run over the bounds.
  4. To be superabundant; to abound.
  5. A flowing over, as of water or other fluid; an inundation.
  6. That which flows over; a superfluous portion; a superabundance.
  7. An outlet for the escape of surplus liquid.

Overflow Quotations

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
William Wordsworth

The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
William Godwin

An overflow of good converts to bad.
William Shakespeare

Shakespeare is, essentially, the emanation of the Renaissance. The overflow of his fame on the Continent in later years was but the sequel of the flood of the Renaissance in Western Europe. He was the child of that great movement, and marks its height as it penetrated the North with civilization.
George Edward Woodberry

Some of the overflow audience actually sat on the stage.
Benny Goodman
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Overflow Translations

overflow in Italian is traboccare
overflow in Latin is superfluo, redundo
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