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Poverty, alienation, estrangement, continuously aggravated by racism, overt and institutional.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Black-white relations had signifiers other than the overt events of the civil rights movement.
Instead, the film focuses specifically on Hayward and her family, stripped of overt political messages or loaded debates.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank|Emily Shire|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet the subtle and overt use, the constant and consistence presence of sex, is hotter to me than some XXX-rated flicks.What Porn Stars Find Sexy on TV: From ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Deadliest Catch’|Aurora Snow|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The charts now featured the likes of Limp Bizkit, a rap-metal band whose misogyny was so overt as to be comical.Beyoncé Is Our Indigo Girl: The Halcyon '90s and Feminism's Resurgence in Pop Music|Amanda Marcotte|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On six separate occasions, there were overt acts on the part of the States.Thomas Jefferson|Edward S. Ellis et. al.
So Peter was to try to draw Mrs. Godd into some kind of "overt action."100%: The Story of a Patriot|Upton Sinclair
Having been discovered in her overt act, she evidently felt that duty demanded some further ceremony from her.T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett
They would have regarded as an overt act the destruction of property.
Oddly enough, neither of the young men had indulged in overt love-making.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for overt
Word Origin for overt
Word Origin and History for overt
early 14c., "open to view," from Old French overt (Modern French ouvert), past participle of ovrir "to open," from Latin aperire "to open, uncover," from PIE *ap-wer-yo- from *ap- "off, away" + base *wer- "to cover" (see weir). Cf. Latin operire "to cover," from the same root with PIE prefix *op- "over;" and Lithuanian atveriu "open," uzveriu "shut."