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
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.
U-series dating of the stones overlying the crucial layer pointed to a minimum age of 71,000 years ago, with a margin of error of 7,000 years.
Last year's viral craze, Pokémon Go, is no longer flooding parks, churches and main streets with smartphone-toting users trying to catch the virtual monsters that overlay onto real-world streets, lawns and benches.
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First Known Use of overlie
OVERLIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overlie for English Language Learners
: to lie over or on (something)
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