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  • verbexceed
  • verbinfringe

synonyms for overstepped

  • meddle
  • violate
  • encroach
  • trespass
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How to use overstepped in a sentence

He states as a fact that there are limits, leaving it to us to understand that the chancellor of the empire has overstepped them.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
If Minetta overstepped the mark he would very quickly tell her to mind her own business.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
I fear that in telling you of my meeting with Endicott I have already overstepped the limits of prudence.
THE ART OF DISAPPEARINGJOHN TALBOT SMITH
But it seemed to her that there was a place where the line should be drawn, and that Reynolds Bartram had overstepped it.
ALL HE KNEWJOHN HABBERTON
It was a love that did them both honour—a chivalrous devotion that never overstepped the bounds of respect.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
The Duke of Richmond has overstepped the margin, and is plunging headlong into the clutches of his tormentors.
ROWLANDSON THE CARICATURIST. FIRST VOLUMEJOSEPH GREGO
Let us understand one another quite—You have overstepped the mark this time, Suzette, and there must be an end.
MAN AND MAIDELINOR GLYN
He had heard it rumored more than once that her own conduct overstepped the most lenient of rules.
THE WITNESSGRACE LIVINGSTON HILL LUTZ
He was, I could see, uneasy lest in the eagerness of debate he had overstepped the bounds of hospitality.
THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBERARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Neither overstepped the prescribed bounds, and he must have something to love and to cherish.
A MODERN CINDERELLAAMANDA M. DOUGLAS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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