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  1. to live longer than (another person)
  2. to survive or outlive (an event)
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Examples from the Web for overlive

Historical Examples of overlive

  • If it overlive this day of crumbling theologies, whence will come its reprieve?

    The Religious Sentiment

    Daniel G. Brinton

  • Tis even as we feared, for he saith there is no doubt that Madge is dying, nor shall she overlive many days.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • All the wretchedness of her life seems to have culminated, the little doubts she has thrust out or tried to overlive.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • Tyrwhitt substitutes to overlive, from the black-letter editions.