Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The tornado, overpassing river and plain, burst on the southern hills.

But it is not their abuse of Scripture, which will justify our overpassing it with neglect.

Scarcely was Mohammed buried when his religion manifested its inevitable destiny of overpassing the bounds of Arabia.

Overpassing purely vegetable life, its earliest products are organized, sensitive, living.

What is distance, if viewed apart from the means at disposal for overpassing it?

Mahometanism, even during the life of its founder, gave unmistakable indications of overpassing the bounds of Arabia.

But we can hardly suppose that the Amorites, much less the Hittites, were of overpassing stature.