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 for overlooked
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: not taken into account; "his retirement was not allowed
             to go unmarked" [syn: overlooked, unmarked,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "overlooked":
     abandoned, absolved, acquitted, blotted, canceled, condoned,
     deserted, disregarded, exculpated, excused, exonerated, forgiven,
     forgotten, half-done, ignored, indulged, laid aside, left undone,
     missed, neglected, omitted, pardoned, passed by, passed over,
     passed up, pigeonholed, put aside, redeemed, remitted, reprieved,
     shriven, shunted, sidelined, sidetracked, slighted, spared,
     unasked, unattended to, unavenged, uncared-for, unchaperoned,
     uncondemned, unconsidered, undone, unregarded, unresented,
     unrevenged, unsolicited, untended, unwatched, wiped away

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