forming an arch above: great trees with overarching branches.
encompassing or overshadowing everything: The community's overarching needs are more jobs and better housing.
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How to use overarching in a sentence
You need to have a clear understanding of these metrics and how they relate to your overarching marketing goals.Five content promotion strategies SaaS marketers should implement today | Izabelle Hundrev | August 28, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Streaming viewership’s increase since March has inflamed the various streaming battles into an overarching turf war.
The laws of gravity tell you how the universe responds to matter and energy — it’s really overarching.
Separating campaigns by country, or by overarching region, allows you to better control bids and segment out reporting.
CEO Sharon Cooney, who recently took the helm following the unexpected death of former MTS chief Paul Jablonski, said the agency will soon seek outside reviews of its overarching security practices and its use of force policy.
They claimed that the lack of an overarching policy on concussions put their health at risk.Will the NCAA Let Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge Die in Vain? | Robert Silverman | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the current crisis, Obama has articulated no overarching cause, no doctrine about defending freedom and democracy.
To dwell on that for a moment is to get a sharp taste of the overarching issue that Liberty Ridge raises for us.
Yes, I get that Always is attempting to build large, overarching connections between girls getting older and losing self-esteem.Yes, Always’s ‘Like a Girl’ Campaign Is Great—but It’s Also Deceptive | Emily Shire | June 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Just what that is—and whodunit—remains the overarching plot that carries an electric current throughout the action.‘Broadchurch’: This British Murder Mystery Will Be Your Next Television Obsession | Jace Lacob | April 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some fathomless millpool would hold Michael and Alan with its hollow waterfall and overarching trees and gigantic pike.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
Manitoo had now and again to change his position, where he stood huddled up under an overarching cliff.Red Hunters And the Animal People | Charles A. Eastman
Below us slept the waters of the bay, reflecting, in their crystal depths, the superincumbent mountains and overarching sky.The Felon's Track | Michael Doheny
The dense forest growth overarching the road, shut out the starlight and we were unable to see six feet in our front.Under the Stars and Bars | Walter A. Clark
The path is narrow and the overarching trees shut out every ray of starlight.Under the Stars and Bars | Walter A. Clark
British Dictionary definitions for overarching
overall; all-encompassing: an overarching concept
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