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  • verbexceed
  • verbinfringe

synonyms for overstepping

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

You are overstepping the bounds of your priestly office, sir.
GUY FAWKESWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
Excuse me, Phil, but I think you are overstepping the bounds of both courtesy and friendship in asking me such questions.
THE HEATHERFORD FORTUNEMRS. GEORGIE SHELDON
But she strongly vindicated them from practising unlawful arts, or overstepping the boundaries of natural science.
ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN, VOLUME I (OF 2)SIR WALTER SCOTT
The idea of what overstepping the bounds meant, was impressed upon him with full force.
ONE OF LIFE'S SLAVESJONAS LAURITZ IDEMIL LIE
He produces equally well the more powerful gradations without overstepping the boundary of noble and expressive singing.
GREAT SINGERS ON THE ART OF SINGINGJAMES FRANCIS COOKE
Yet the princess looked vaguely troubled, too, at the thought that Giovanni was perhaps overstepping his privilege.
THE TITLE MARKETEMILY POST
The last three are subject to wide fluctuation, frequently overstepping all barriers of race and contrasted civilizations.
INFLUENCES OF GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENTELLEN CHURCHILL SEMPLE
For the first time she was overstepping the bounds laid down by that harshest of tyrants, the Mrs. Grundy of the working class.
THE GAMEJACK LONDON
Whenever the plague showed signs of overstepping these limits, strenuous efforts were made to keep it in check.
A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
Justine had paid, yes—paid to the utmost limit of whatever debt toward society she had contracted by overstepping its laws.
THE FRUIT OF THE TREEEDITH WHARTON
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERSTEPPING

  • encroachment
  • forced entrance
  • impingement
  • imposition
  • incursion
  • infraction
  • inroad
  • interference
  • interposition
  • intervention
  • invasion
  • meddling
  • obtrusion
  • overrunning
  • overstepping
  • transgression
  • trespass
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.