overflowing

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Noun[edit]

overflowing (plural overflowings)

  1. overflow
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      [T]hough he had, as it were, from the overflowings of his heart, given Sophia as a toast among the officers, where he thought it was impossible she should be known; yet, even there, the reader may remember how difficultly he was prevailed upon to mention her surname.
    • 1829, Josiah Conder, The Modern Traveler (page 205)
      the great overflowings and recedings of the waters

Verb[edit]

overflowing

  1. present participle of overflow