overall

01. My marks in math are a little low this semester, but [overall] I'm doing quite well.
02. He came in first in his heat in the track meet, and third [overall] for the competition.
03. My [overall] impression of the play was very positive even if the acting was sometimes a bit weak.
04. How much time do you think it took [overall] to do the entire project?
05. He is a good [overall] player, in that he is both offensively and defensively-minded.
06. Bruny Surin's time is good enough to place him second [overall] after the first round of heats.
07. The [overall] effect of the low Canadian dollar has been positive for the country's export economy.
08. Studies suggest that [overall], more people dream in black and white than in color.
09. [Overall] I'm pretty happy about my grades even if I did get a lower mark than expected in history.
10. The United States won the most gold medals and the most medals [overall] at the Athens Olympics.
11. Despite losing their last race, the British duo won the [overall] title.
12. Improvements in agricultural techniques have contributed significantly to an [overall] decline in mortality.
13. In North American culture, a husband's job is typically given priority because it is more important to the [overall] economic situation of the family.
14. The [overall] effect of the drop in the value of the dollar has been slightly positive, as exports have increased substantially.
15. Stewart Udall observed that we live in a land of vanishing beauty, of increasing ugliness, of shrinking open space, and of an [overall] environment that is diminished daily by pollution and noise.
16. His [overalls] were covered with paint.
17. You'd better put on a pair of these old [overalls] if you want to help me work on the car engine.
18. She wore a cute pair of pink [overalls].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • overall — 1. pronunciation. When the word is a noun (singular overall or plural overalls) the stress is on the first syllable; when an adjective it normally falls on the first syllable and when an adverb on the third, but the stress is variable in context …   Modern English usage

  • overall — UK US /ˈəʊvərɔːl/ adjective [before noun] ► in general rather than in particular, or including all the people or things in a particular group or situation: »The overall situation is good, despite a few minor problems. »A growth oriented strategy… …   Financial and business terms

  • Overall — Sm einteiliger Arbeitsanzug erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. overall (eigentlich über alles ), aus ne. over über und ne. all alles .    Ebenso nndl. overall, ne. overall, nschw. overall, nnorw. overall; über, all …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Overall — »einteiliger Schutzanzug« (für Mechaniker, Sportler u. a.): Der Name des Kleidungsstücks wurde im 20. Jh. aus gleichbed. engl. overall entlehnt, einer Bildung aus engl. over »über« und all »alles«, eigentlich also »(das, was) über alles… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • overall — [adj] complete, general all embracing, blanket, comprehensive, global, inclusive, long range, long term, sweeping, thorough, total, umbrella; concept 772 Ant. incomplete, narrow, specific overall [adv] in general all over, chiefly, everyplace,… …   New thesaurus

  • Overall — O ver*all, adv. Everywhere. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overall — index comprehensive, omnibus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Overall — Overall,der:⇨Schutzanzug …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • overall — → overol …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • overall — everywhere, O.E. ofer eall, from ofer over (see OVER (Cf. over)) + eall (see ALL (Cf. all)). Sense of including everything is from 1894. Clothing sense (usually plural) of loose trousers of a strong material worn by cowboys, etc. is from 1782.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • overall n — overall adj …   English expressions

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