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overtaken

  1. past participle of overtake

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overtaken (comparative more overtaken, superlative most overtaken)

  1. (archaic) drunk; intoxicated
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard
      Indeed, he was 'dithguthted' at his condition; and if upon the occasion just described he had allowed himself to be somewhat 'intoxicated with liquor,' I must aver that I do not recollect another instance in which this worthy little gentleman suffered himself to be similarly overtaken. Now and then a little 'flashy' he might be, but nothing more serious—and rely upon it, this was no common virtue in those days.

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