overmuch overmuch

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
  2. (adj) very great in quantity; overabundant
  3. (adv) more than necessary

Usage(s):

  • Just as impressive is that he achieved this screen familiarity without bending overmuch to the meanest stereotypes expected of black actors.

Quotes

  1. Tolkien wrote many such in his Old English imitations, as for instance in Éomer's epitaph for Théoden, "Mourn not overmuch! Mighty was the fallen . . ."
    on May 6, 2009 By: JRR Tolkien Source: Times Online

  2. As Blair wrote, "socialism must ultimately appeal to the better minds of the people. You cannot do that if you are tainted overmuch with a pragmatic period in power."
    on Jun 15, 2006 By: Tony Blair Source: guardian.co.uk

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