(1) While it is imperative to have an overarching policy framework that comprehends the fundamental factors shaping our world, in practice, foreign policy typically is local.(2) It seems to me to be totally inappropriate for one department to be able to have that sort of overarching control of that wider area.(3) In effect, nationalism provided a strong overarching bond of identity to set against and ameliorate class divisions.(4) The morning light fell upon him, dappled as it was by the trees that overarched us, and revealed the full horror of what he had suffered.(5) Along the lakefront a curving sweep of barberry and daylilies terminated at gazebos overarched by old apple and willow trees.(6) The overarching objective of the review is to complement the work of the current investigation team by assessing progress to date.(7) There is one overarching positive message for developing countries from the genome project.(8) United Future contends that the foundations of this bill are rooted in the overarching principle of national security.(9) The United Nations has an overarching responsibility for refugee matters.(10) At present, most democratic civil law countries tend to uphold the doctrine of strict legality as an overarching principle.(11) The overarching theme of the manifesto is that Britain is heading in the wrong direction.(12) The overarching aim of the National Archives policies is to improve public access to archives.(13) However, its main strength is its potential to provide an overarching political framework that will enable a wide range of goals to become achievable.(14) In place of an overarching framework - the web that connects humanity together - historians are encouraged to focus their inquiry on the local and particular.(15) And once the band start to realise that the Foum is theirs for the taking, there's no stopping the emotional exuberance overriding the technical side and becoming the overarching feature of the night.(16) Pedagogical freedom is not an absolute; it is instrumental and subservient to the university's overarching interest in promoting free inquiry and debate.