- In six months it was so overgrown that it looked like a hill. - "Flash-lights from the Seven Seas", William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell.
- Moreover, the more overgrown the brook became and the more involved its path, the more the hurrying German seemed bent upon following it and instead of finding any measure of relief from anxiety in this isolated place, he appeared more anxious than ever and peered carefully about him at every few steps. - "Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer", Percy Keese Fitzhugh.
- For my part, I wish that all nations may recover and retain their independence; that those which are overgrown may not advance beyond safe measures of power, that a salutary balance may be ever maintained among nations, and that our peace, commerce, and friendship may be sought and cultivated by all. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.