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01. The boss [overlooks] Brian's lateness because he gets so much done while he's actually here.
02. Our cottage [overlooks] a beautiful little lake where we can swim in the summer.
03. She [overlooks] his faults, and loves him for his good points.
04. The Simpsons live in a huge house [overlooking] the ocean.
05. Many of our guest rooms [overlook] our garden where we grow much of the food served in our dining room.
06. In his attempts to get ahead in his job, he [overlooked] the stress it put on his family.
07. Don't [overlook] the fact that if you accept a higher position, you may have more pay, but you will also have to put in a lot more hours.
08. He's an experienced player, and I know he's great, but we simply can't afford to [overlook] his knee problems.
09. William James once said that the art of being wise is the art of knowing what to [overlook].
10. A Turkish proverb notes that God postpones; he does not [overlook].
11. Joe Martin once noted that the most [overlooked] advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little.
12. Frank Hubbard once joked that some people are so sensitive that they feel snubbed if an epidemic [overlooks] them.
13. Studies show that lovers tend to [overlook] the current problems in their relationship, and usually make overly optimistic predictions about how long it will last.
14. Although it seems very obvious today that culture exerts a strong influence on your thoughts and actions, this notion was largely [overlooked] in mainstream psychology for many years.
15. Steve Wright once joked, "If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously [overlooked] something."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Overlook — O ver*look , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overlooked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overlooking}.] 1. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlook — bezeichnet mehrere gleichnamige, im NRHP gelistete, Objekte: Overlook (New York), ID Nr. 10000484 Overlook (North Carolina), ID Nr. 80002804 Overlook (West Virginia), ID Nr. 04000310 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterschei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • overlook — [v1] disregard, neglect discount, disdain, fail to notice, forget, ignore, leave out, leave undone, let fall between the cracks*, let go, let slide*, make light of*, miss, omit, overpass, pass, pass by, pay no attention, slight, slip up*;… …   New thesaurus

  • overlook — I (disregard) verb fail to appreciate, fail to observe, fail to see, forget, leave out, leave undone, let ride, miss, neglect, omit, pass over, take no notice II (excuse) verb condone, disregard, excuse, forgive, pardon III (superintend) verb… …   Law dictionary

  • overlook — (v.) mid 14c., to examine, scrutinize, inspect, from OVER (Cf. over) + LOOK (Cf. look). Another M.E. sense was to peer over the top of. These two literal senses have given rise to the two main modern meanings. Meaning to look over or beyond and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • overlook — slight, forget, ignore, disregard, *neglect, omit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • overlook — ► VERB 1) fail to notice. 2) ignore or disregard. 3) have a view of from above. ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a commanding position or view …   English terms dictionary

  • overlook — [ō΄vər look′; ] for n. [ ō′vər look΄] vt. 1. to look at from above 2. to give a view of from above 3. to rise above; overtop 4. a) to look over or beyond and not see; fail to notice b) to ignore; neglect …   English World dictionary

  • overlook — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely ▪ largely ▪ frequently, often ▪ easily ▪ conveniently …   Collocations dictionary

  • overlook — v. /oh veuhr look /; n. /oh veuhr look /, v.t. 1. to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word. 2. to disregard or ignore indulgently, as faults or misconduct: Only a parent could overlook that kind of behavior. 3. to… …   Universalium