How to use Overt in a sentence
The new guest smiled in return but gave no overt sign of knowing the woman.
An overt breach with Athens was now inevitable.
Your dog must not display any overt signs of aggression.
A revolt which broke out in Greece, mainly on religious grounds, was crushed by the imperial fleet (727), and two years later, by deposing the patriarch of Constantinople, Leo suppressed the overt opposition of the capital.
It is developmentally suitable for young children to go through "clingy" stages where overt dependent behavior on a parent or caregiver is commonplace.Advertisement
There is little overt interest in radical theology, meaning a non-realist theology, in South Africa.
He was making a big thing about being friendly to all of us children in too sly and overt a fashion.
Even in long-term relationships, overt displays of affection may upset children during the divorce.
For some time Abbas Hilmi clung to his idea of liberating himself from all control, and secretly encouraged a nationalist and antiBritish agitation in the native press; but he gradually came to perceive the folly, as well as the danger to himself, of such a course, and accordingly refrained from giving any overt occasion for complaint or protest.
Overt acts of hostility, however, occurred against the Eastern empire when the town of Margus (by the treachery of its bishop) was seized and sacked (441), and against the Western when Sirmium was invested and taken.Advertisement
And the aim is heuristic, though often enough the search ends in no overt positive conclusion.
In these circumstances Dr Jameson, as premier of Cape Colony, took the first overt step to reopening the question of federation.
Governor Walker proclaimed this rebellion against the United States, appeared before the town in command of 400 United States dragoons and declared it under martial law; as perfect order prevailed, and there was no overt resistance to Territorial law, the troops were withdrawn after a few weeks by order of President Buchanan, and in February 1858 the legislature passed an Act legalizing the city charter of July 1857.
He was not, moreover, like his great leader, a non-resistant, nor was he, on the other hand, like John Brown, borne on by irresistible necessity to overt action.
In January 1774 it was occupied by an armed force under Dr John Connolly, a partisan of Lord Dunmore, governor of Virginia, and by him was named Fort Dunmore (which name, however, was never formally recognized), this being one of Dunmore's overt acts ostensibly in support of his contention that the Fort Pitt region was included in Augusta (disambiguation)|Augusta county, Virginia.Advertisement
There is no overt sale patter; visitors are told they must find a teacher who suits them.
Antisocial behaviors are disruptive acts characterized by covert and overt hostility and intentional aggression toward others.
Varivax is not given to patients who already have overt signs of the disease.
In extreme cases, they may show aggression by purse snatching, muggings, or robbery, or in less overt ways by persistent truancy, lying, and vandalism.
At the time, David Hasselhoff's Speedo was the perfect accent to his hairy chest and overt sexuality.Advertisement
Overt sexuality is not appropriate in business.
Some also remove profane language and overt sexual talk, but on many boards language is not edited.
Common behaviors include suspicion, questioning and overt or covert accusations.
Although the label sexual may seem to suggest x-rated or explicit poetry, sexual poetry does not have to be extremely overt to be erotic.
Lastly, the nickel hardware on the Soho tote is more abundant and overt than on some of Coaches' other bags.Advertisement
Others dislike the show's overt dramatization of the personalities among the TAPS members.
Revealing stocking tops as part of an outfit is a choice not to be made lightly, because it will always be seen as an overt sexual statement.
Feminists have both applauded and condemned her use of overt sexuality.
It's a normal occurrence and is usually not cause for overt concern.
Some groups objected to the overt sexuality in that video, and tempers flared again when a barely legal Spears posed in bra and panties on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the mid 1990s.Advertisement
Its overt thesis is that there are some studies, such as the creation of life, that should be left solely to the province of God the Creator.
In December 1774, as a militia captain he assisted in the capture of Fort William and Mary at New Castle, New Hampshire, one of the first overt acts of the American colonists against the property of the crown.
Hallam maintains that the only overt act of treason proved against Russell was his concurrence in the project of a rising at Taunton, which he denied, and which, Ramsay being the only witness, was not sufficient to warrant a conviction.
Overt Unitarianism has never had much vogue in Scotland.
France there had not been as yet any overt revolt against the Church of Rome, but multitudes were in sympathy with any attempt to improve the church by education, by purer morals, by better preaching and by a return to the primitive and uncorrupted faith.Advertisement
This synod forbade the African churches to hold communion with Caecilian, the schism became overt, and in a very short time there were rival bishops and rival churches throughout the whole province.
Dean's involvement with Ethel Rosewater, like most of the elements in his present life, developed through little overt action on his part.
They saw first hand the hurt that overt racism could cause young children.
It was, however, the only example of overt commercialism we found in the Arctic.
We have to go by the innate decency of the communities = than overt regulation of the government.Advertisement
Sure people talk about positive stereotyping but in these areas making such overt polarization seems destructive.
Holograms or holographic foils are standard means of overt consumer assurance of authenticity.
No overt language dysfunction was found in our population of 18 patients with focal ischemic lesions primarily affecting the right frontal or temporal lobes.
Furthermore, many children of ex-prisoners have been negatively impacted upon via gossip, stigma, negative perception, discrimination and overt hostility.
Patients with detectable levels are more likely to progress to overt hypothyroidism.Advertisement
Only one bid in these categories outside the specialist institutions did not make such collaboration overt.
These links are explicit, current and increasingly overt.
I think if the violence is too overt the romance is lost.
It was really a very overt sin on Peter's part.
In the run-up to the election, the courting of the " gray vote " became even more overt.Advertisement
The content of different modules should not necessarily accord equal importance to PTS but the PTS component should be made overt.
For them it is a constant struggle against tradition, prejudice and overt sexism.
Whether your costume calls for a transition to overt glamour, extreme hideousness, edgy darkness or exceptional beauty, makeup can help you achieve a realistic look.
Still, producers and listeners found it difficult to reconcile Jessica's overt sexuality with her wholesome musical message.
Dark grays, navies, chocolate browns and camels are all attractive colors that look smart on tall men and don't call overt attention to tall figures.
There are overt aromas of dark berry fruit, mocha, peppery and rustic spices, and toasted oak.
There was, at first, when Alexander suddenly died in 323, no overt disruption of the empire.
Studying the writings of Karl Marx he became a convert to an extreme revolutionary, socialistic and atheistic creed; but though he entered into correspondence with Marx, with the object of starting a revolutionary movement, he does not appear to have taken any overt part in the events of 1848-1849.
Americans supposed that Great Britain wished to exchange Mexican bonds for California; France also was thought to be watching for an opening for gratifying supposed ambitions; and all parties saw that even without overt act by the United States the progress of American settlement seemed likely to gain them the province, whose connexion with Mexico had long been a notoriously loose one.
Here was committed the first overt act of the mutiny, on the 25th of February 1857.
Larkin (1802-1858), was instructed to work for the secession of California from Mexico, without overt aid from the United States, but with their good-will and sympathy.
He buried the necklace again, satisfied the Others would have no overt reason to grab her.
This was the only important overt resistance to the establishment of the new regime in California.
With characteristic caution Louis Philippe refused to commit himself by any overt pretensions, and announced his intention of going to America; but in the hope that something might happen in France to his advantage, he postponed his departure, travelling instead through the Scandinavian countries as far north as Lapland.