Examples of overlie in a Sentence
the puzzle pieces overlay one another in complete disarray on the floor
there will be freezing rain tonight, so we can expect to find a thick layer of ice overlying the car windshield in the morning
Recent Examples of overlie from the Web
Antique portraits of the Civil War’s black soldiers and domestic workers overlay the dancers’ play on tension and resolution, bringing the collective memory of conflict to the forefront of modern consciousness.
While many wildfires do burn trees and shrubs, the loss of this overlying vegetation canopy only slightly increases the amount of rainfall that reaches the soil surface and the kinetic energy delivered by the raindrops to the ground surface.
Other students are examining records of Ice Age sea level history held in cave sediments, as well as the presence of tree roots penetrating into underwater caves and their importance to the overlying tropical forest.
In this case, there may be other demographic factors that overlay onto these results.
The doctors overlay data from the vest with images from scans of the patient’s heart.
Acidic water reached the shale layer by percolating through the overlying limestone, the researchers suggest, aided by cracks created from mining operations.
If the bruise has now led to overlying articular cartilage damage (possibly the wear and tear mentioned this week by the Vikings), that could be ominous and have longer-term implications – as Jay Glazer reported Sunday morning on Fox.
To successfully extrapolate flesh from bone, Carr and his team needed to know how different bone textures track with the structures of overlying soft tissue in living animals.
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OVERLIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overlie for English Language Learners
: to lie over or on (something)
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