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verb as in exceed

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verb as in infringe

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In short, we would make it clear to the world and the potential recruits that ISIS has fatally overstepped its capabilities.

In those instances in which the NSA overstepped its bounds, these entities were generally quick to respond.

Well, I just think he overstepped every barrier by the very action of what he did.

The Romney side may genuinely believe that Crowley overstepped her bounds.

But this salutary revolution, like so many revolutions, overstepped, and resulted in the Great Inversion.

He states as a fact that there are limits, leaving it to us to understand that the chancellor of the empire has overstepped them.

If Minetta overstepped the mark he would very quickly tell her to mind her own business.

I fear that in telling you of my meeting with Endicott I have already overstepped the limits of prudence.

But it seemed to her that there was a place where the line should be drawn, and that Reynolds Bartram had overstepped it.

It was a love that did them both honour—a chivalrous devotion that never overstepped the bounds of respect.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overstepped, such as: violate, meddle, trespass, and encroach.

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