Augie March is a miracle, but many readers today seem to overlook this later masterpiece.
This has often resulted in a willingness to overlook offenses that would get a lesser man fired.
Will Socialist voters be able to overlook the $50,000-month TriBeCa townhouse he rented for his house arrest?
The first step is to court countries that Washington tends to overlook.
Elsie Shute said she might be able to overlook his anti-abortion stand if she were convinced he could beat Obama.
But you must try to overlook these little things, Mr. Bunker, these little neglects on my part.
It is specially easy, in such a large family, to overlook the littlest.
Im willing to overlook everything thats past and give you a fresh start.
True: we ought not to overlook the fact that we have to do with barbarous ideals.
It would be unwise to overlook this in any attempt to reach something less tangible.
mid-14c., "to examine, scrutinize, inspect," from over- + look (v.). Another Middle English sense was "to peer over the top of." These two literal senses have given rise to the two main modern meanings. Meaning "to look over or beyond and thus not see," via notion of "to choose to not notice" is first recorded 1520s. Seemingly contradictory sense of "to watch over officially, keep an eye on, superintend" is from 1530s. Related: Overlooked; overlooking. In Shekaspeare's day, overlooking also was a common term for "inflicting the evil eye on" (someone or something).