[ UK /ˈə‍ʊvəsˌa‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌsaɪt/ ]
  1. an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
  2. management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
  3. a mistake resulting from inattention
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How To Use oversight In A Sentence

  • The possible moves being not only manifold but involute, the chances of such oversights are multiplied; and in nine cases out of ten it is the more concentrative rather than the more acute player who conquers. The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • In defense of “keen grasp of economics,” one of Matt’s fortes is an ability to be extremely annoyed by fallacies and oversights in cost-benefit calculation. Matthew Yglesias » Listmania
  • the oversight was not imputable to him
  • This error is largely due to my oversight.
  • And spurring that doubt are a growing crop of policy makers like Darrell Issa, profiled recently in the New Yorker, as a Republican representative poised to become Chairman of the Oversight Committee, who last year quoted Genesis at a congressional hearing to dismiss the dangers of climate change, As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease... Kate Otto: "Rapid Response" to an Ancient Issue (VIDEO)
  • Bloomberg News NLRB acting general counsel Lafe Solomon, second left, shown at a House oversight committee hearing in North Charleston, S.C., Friday. Labor Board Defends Boeing Actions
  • I assure you that the missing direct reference was certainly not intentional, more an oversight.
  • The lack of oversight alarms some members of Congress.
  • This reduction includes legitimate business oversight, and may even extend, I have been told, to actual malversation of funds.
  • In this case, an exception should be made not only for clumsy phrases, but for simple oversights, such as a girl going to "reconnoiter" rather than rendezvous with her boyfriend. Hand Me Down World by Lloyd Jones – review
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