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Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.159Whose overweening arm I have plucked back,Whose ouer-weening Arme I haue pluckt back,
King Edward IIIE3 III.i.58Then Bayard-like, blind overweening Ned,Then Bayardlike, blinde ouerweaning Ned,
Richard IIR2 I.i.147Upon this overweening traitor's foot,Vpon this ouer-weening Traitors foote,
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.329Lash hence these overweening rags of France,Lash hence these ouer-weening Ragges of France,
Twelfth NightTN II.v.29Here's an overweening rogue!Heere's an ouer-weening rogue.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.157Go, base intruder, overweening slave,Goe base Intruder, ouer-weening Slaue,

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overweeningarrogant, overambitious, high and mighty

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Non-classical legend, romance, and folklore...rd e3 iii i 58 bayard-like blind overweening ned magic horse given by charlemagne ...
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