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synonyms for overspreading

  • causal sequence
  • contagion effect
  • dispersion
  • dissemination
  • domino effect
  • knock-on effect
  • slippery slope
  • sprawl
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How to use overspreading in a sentence

"Reassure yourself," answered Marius, with a sneer, a greyness that was of jealous rage overspreading his face.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
In the centre of the stage, an enormous overspreading tree standing alone in a sort of open circle.
CYRANO DE BERGERACEDMOND ROSTAND
Suddenly Evelyn paused, a very thoughtful look overspreading her expressive face.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
The charcoal in the fireplaces came from oak wood, showing that oak forests are overspreading the country.
THE NEW STONE AGE IN NORTHERN EUROPEJOHN M. TYLER
Thou fell blight, thou eastern blast, thou overspreading mildew, that destroyest the early promises of the shining year!
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
There is no plan in the country to oppose this evil overspreading the continent, which you say yourself is coming.
SPEECHES AND LETTERS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1832-1865ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is also a more than commonly bushy hawthorn overspreading the wall at a portion where thick ivy covers it.
RIVERS OF GREAT BRITAIN. THE THAMES, FROM SOURCE TO SEA.ANONYMOUS
His presence is indicated rather by a mellowness overspreading and enriching the picture, than by any brightness or glare.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. IX.--FEBRUARY, 1851.--VOL. II.VARIOUS
The wide-spread traditionary belief in this world-overspreading tree is confirmed by a passage in Merlin's celebrated prophecy.
TRADITIONS, SUPERSTITIONS AND FOLK-LORECHARLES HARDWICK
Then she caught sight of her torn gown, and quickly she covered herself modestly, a faint flush overspreading her pale face.
BY RIGHT OF CONQUESTARTHUR HORNBLOW
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERSPREADING

  • causal sequence
  • contagion effect
  • dispersion
  • dissemination
  • domino effect
  • knock-on effect
  • overspreading
  • slippery slope
  • sprawl
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.