[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌfɫoʊɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəflˈə‍ʊɪŋ/ ]
  1. covered with water
    a flooded bathroom
    the main deck was afloat (or awash)
    an overflowing tub
    inundated farmlands
    the monsoon left the whole place awash
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How To Use overflowing In A Sentence

  • Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy. I experience myself as overflowing, spending, alive, hence as joyous. Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness. Erich Fromm 
  • They left behind a huge pile of ripped bin bags overflowing with pizza boxes and cans. The Sun
  • They were so beautifully typeset, and their tone was just captivating — alternately casual and buffer-overflowingly technical. Copy What You Like
  • Now he sits before a half-drunk coffee, a plate of untouched biscuits and an overflowing ashtray.
  • When the cup of human life is so overflowing with woe and pain and misery, it seems to me a narrow dilettanteism or downright charlatanism to devote one's self to petty or bizarre problems which can have no relation to human happiness, and to prate of self-satisfaction and self-expression. Woman Her Sex and Love Life
  • Full rivers and overflowing dams have been reported in the northern region of the province as rains continue to fall.
  • The mound of dirty clothing just keeps piling up until your hamper is overflowing and a sea of denim, cotton and corduroy forms a carpet on the floor of your bedroom.
  • Visitors crane their necks to photograph a pergola overflowing with hanging baskets of impatiens, ‘Martha Washington’ geraniums and agapanthus.
  • Four more people drowned in eastern India on Wednesday and an overflowing river threatened to inundate low-lying areas around Patna, the populous capital city of Bihar state, relief officials said yesterday.
  • Schythes were swung, sheaves were tied and built into stooks in an overflowing gesture of co-operation and goodwill.
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