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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

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overflowing

  1. present participle and gerund of overflow