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1. overlying

adjective. ['ˌoʊvɝˈlaɪɪŋ'] placed on or over something else.

Synonyms

  • superimposed

Antonyms

  • unstratified
  • underlying

Etymology

  • lying (English)
  • -ing (English)
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Overlying

  • indemnifying
  • semidrying
  • misapplying
  • underlying
  • overflying
  • complying
  • supplying
  • retrying
  • replying
  • implying
  • decrying
  • undying
  • relying
  • denying
  • defying
  • belying
  • applying
  • trying
  • spying
  • prying
  • plying
  • frying
  • flying
  • drying
  • crying
  • allying
  • vying
  • tying
  • tieing
  • sighing

Sentences with overlying


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Blood sometimes leaks from these vessels, which degrades and discolors the overlying skin much like a bruise does.

Quotes about overlying


1. Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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