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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVERT

At the first overt act of resistance, let them give the word to fire.

Also that hankering after an overt or practical effect seems to me an apostasy.

She seemed in nowise embarrassed by these overt endearments.

On the other hand, the best results may take years for overt appearance.

I suppose I may say they idolised him, but I never caught them giving him an overt glance.

And especially was this the case when the rumours were given point by overt acts.

They are just incompetent; they lack the abilities necessary for overt villainy.

If so, she would be sure to betray herself by some overt act or word.

There was no suspicion—no overt suspicion anyhow—and the furs went.

The nobles are rather sullen than overt in their discontent.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "open to view," from Old French overt (Modern French ouvert), past participle of ovrir "to open," from Latin aperire "to open, uncover," from PIE *ap-wer-yo- from *ap- "off, away" + base *wer- "to cover" (see weir). Cf. Latin operire "to cover," from the same root with PIE prefix *op- "over;" and Lithuanian atveriu "open," uzveriu "shut."

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