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It was easy to recognise the steps of a staircase, beneath the roots, creepers, and brambles that overgrew them.
Running rose-bushes, just leafing out into their fall greenery, overgrew the pillars beside her.
He waved his hand in farewell and disappeared in the tall grass that overgrew the banks of the stream.
The one which lived for the longest time became quite large and overgrew the stock of the wild hazel.
Those details overgrew, if one may so express it, the original trunk of the story itself as fungi grow over the stump of a tree.
Ivy overgrew this; below a wide and ragged breach a pine had set its roots in the hillside.
FOESMARY JOHNSTON
Alas, it is shame that ever ye were made knight, to see such a lad to match such a knight, as the weed overgrew the corn.
Suspicion overgrew confidence, and the heart bristled with the nettles and thorns of fear and jealousy.
TWELVE CAUSES OF DISHONESTYHENRY WARD BEECHER
It showed no variation but of tint: green, where rush and moss overgrew the marshes; black, where the dry soil bore only heath.
JANE EYRECHARLOTTE BRONTE
Soon a tangle of briers and wild vines overgrew and netted them all into a close, impenetrable, luxuriant mass.
OLD-TIME GARDENSALICE MORSE EARLE

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