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 for Overlooking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 a
        valley from a hill; a hotel room that overlooks the
        marketplace. "The pile o'erlooked the town." --Dryden.
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              [Titan] with burning eye did hotly overlook them.
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     2. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe
        secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook
        one who is writing a letter.
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     3. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or
        repeatedly. "Overlook this pedigree." --Shak.
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              The time and care that are required
              To overlook and file and polish well. --Roscommon.
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     4. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon;
        to fascinate. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Shak.
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              If you trouble me I will overlook you, and then your
              pigs will die.                        --C. Kingsley.
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     5. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to
        miss or omit in looking; to fail to notice; to fail to
        observe; as, to overlook a mistake in addition; to
        overlook a missing bolt.
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     6. Hence: To refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon;
        to disregard or deliberately ignore; to pass over without
        censure or punishment; to excuse or pardon (a fault,
        error, or misdeed).
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              The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked.
                                                    --Acts xvii.
                                                    30 (Rev. Ver.
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              They overlook truth in the judgments they pass.
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              The pardoning and overlooking of faults. --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the
             ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the
             countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"
             [syn: commanding, dominating, overlooking]

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