Examples from the Web for overseer
"More or less," returned the overseer, without his usual pleasantry.Stingaree|E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
On some plantations, I have heard it said, overseer after overseer was poisoned off, almost as soon as he arrived.
The overseer stood with his watch in his hand, to give us just an hour; when he said, 'Rise,' we had to rise and go to work again.
And to think that we intended at one time to make Victorine a teacher, and Victor an overseer of works!Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert
The overseer knowed all 'bout it but he et as much as anybody else and kept his mouth shut.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for overseer
Word Origin and History for overseer
late 14c., agent noun from oversee (v.).