(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overlooked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Overlooking.] 1. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from a hill; a hotel room that overlooks the marketplace. "The pile o'erlooked the town." Dryden.
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[Titan] with burning eye did hotly overlook them.
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2. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter.
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3. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly. "Overlook this pedigree." Shak.
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The time and care that are required
To overlook and file and polish well.
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4. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Shak.
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If you trouble me I will overlook you, and then your pigs will die.
C. Kingsley.
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5. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; to fail to notice; to fail to observe; as, to overlook a mistake in addition; to overlook a missing bolt.
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6. Hence: To refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to disregard or deliberately ignore; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse or pardon (a fault, error, or misdeed).
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The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked.
Acts xvii. 30 (Rev. Ver. )
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They overlook truth in the judgments they pass.
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The pardoning and overlooking of faults.
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