verb (used with object), lev·eed, lev·ee·ing.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH leveelevee , levy
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Example sentences from the Web for levee
The Republican governor criticized the suit as beyond the authority of the levee board and is calling for it to be dropped.Three Years After Gulf Oil Spill, Money Continues to Flow to Region|Filipa Ioannou|July 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Only when government scientists determine there is a risk of flooding will the middle of the levee be put in place.Welcome to the Politics of Climate Change: Adapt and Avert|Mark Hertsgaard|February 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Their Heads, which decorate our Levee, all the way up the coast… look like crows sitting on long poles,” wrote one traveler.
Mounting a levee heading north, Fobb suddenly stops dead, bringing his finger to his lips to silence us.
Men on the levee were calling to Phil, but so excitedly that he could not make out their meaning.The Last of the Flatboats|George Cary Eggleston
At eight o'clock I dressed the Emperor; at nine he held his levee, which all could attend who held as high a rank as colonel.
Half a mile back from the landing we came upon the levee, a great bank of earth but partly covered with grass.The houseboat book|William F. Waugh
Planks were laid on the bank, or "levee," as they called the shore in New Orleans, and up to the side of the nearest ship.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands|George Francis Train
A crevasse was made in the levee above New Orleans flooding much of the city.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell