It was unspeakably humiliating to be told that she had overstepped her authority.
He has his orders, and would be marked for discouragement if he overstepped them.
The conventions of conduct were all against her, offering a barrier that was not to be overstepped.
There was no answer, and I feared I had overstepped the mark; but I dared further.
That line once overstepped, there was to be no further faltering.
Then, in an absent way, he overstepped the limit of his own room-frontage.
Having said this he seemed to feel that he had overstepped a barrier.
"There are limits to human nature" which cannot lightly be overstepped.
But woe to the unfortunate Rosetta if she overstepped the bounds of respect!
But he had just overstepped the limit allowed in even these liberal times.