Recent Examples of overseer from the Web
Founder Kutza is now president and CEO of the nonprofit Cinema/Chicago organization, overseers of the film festival.
Documents show Lee was a cruel figure with his slaves and encouraged his overseers to severely beat slaves captured after trying to escape.
Its temporary overseers, forced to take increasingly aggressive steps to stem a 53 percent rout in market value, have slashed dividend payments, exited markets, stepped up asset sales and deepened job cuts.
During the administration of George W. Bush, its overseers violated Civil Service hiring laws, an inspector general found, by filling its career ranks with conservatives who often had scant experience in civil rights law.
Nationwide, the epic task of replacing gas lines got jump-started when federal pipeline overseers investigated a deadly explosion in California that became a legendary trigger for change.
Destrehan Plantation's website touts its education center in a former overseer's cabin, including a section dedicated to one of the largest slave revolts in history.
Earlier this year, Karen Ring, a stem cell scientist and overseer of CIRM's social media, wrote on the agency's blog about a notable, early-stage clinical trial involving glioblastoma.
Through a spokesman, David Tillotson III, who replaced Weiler as the Pentagon’s overseer of the Armed Forces Retirement Home agency, declined to comment.
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OVERSEER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overseer for English Language Learners
: a person who watches and directs the work of other people in order to be sure that a job is done correctly
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