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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overreaching, vaultingadjective

    revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights

    "vaulting ambition"

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overreaching in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overreaching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of overreaching in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Oz:

    There's no question COVID steeled me to run for office because you better be pretty tough. Rhino skin to be able to deal with the criticism, what really got me going is when I realized the duplicitousness of the process that an authoritarian overreaching government, a top-down approach, which was destined to fail, could be lied about, that you actually could see government conspiring with media and industry to tell stories that just really don't match the reality of what we're facing.

  2. County Executive Ed Day:

    To say we are overreaching flies in the face of facts, history and, most importantly, common sense, in 2017, measles killed 110,000 people worldwide, mostly children under age 5. We have had five cases go to the intensive care unit. Need we wait for someone to die ?

  3. Eric Bland:

    This is about the use of overreaching deadly force in situations where it is not required.

  4. Jennifer Levi:

    To characterize( the administration's position) as extraordinary or overreaching shows a complete misunderstanding of what these agencies do.

  5. Professor Samuel Bray:

    Courts would be overreaching, and it would shift a court from a judicial role – where it decides a specific dispute – to something more like a legislative role where it decides a question or an issue without a factual dispute between the parties.

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    feelings of great warmth and intensity
    • A. maculation
    • B. urus
    • C. congius
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