over the course of

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over the course of

In or during the process of. Over the course of your employment in the company, were you ever aware or suspicious of any illicit financial activity going on? I learned over the course of the meeting that our department was being downsized by over 50 percent.
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in/over the course of...

(used with expressions for periods of time) during: He’s seen many changes in the course of his long life.The company faces some major challenges over the course of the next few years.
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Brook was not out on 59, hitting 12 boundaries over the course of his 48-ball stint in the middle.
On a day when hundreds of supporters gathered to cheer their favorite teams in the semifinals, it was Hyderabad Royals and Reliance who showcased some merciless performances to stun their opponents in typical one-sided matches which has been their trademark over the course of the tournament.