overreaching overreaching  /ˈoʊ vər ˌri tʃɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights

Usage(s):

  1. It recounts the story of the ancient impregnable city that was destroyed partly by its overreaching.
  2. It can be undone by its own overreaching players.
  3. But in a body that likes to think it can police itself, some wonder if prosecutors are overreaching.

News

  1. Commentary: Possible 'IRS-Gate'

    Many in the media are already castigating conservatives and Republicans for overreaching and overacting to what some are dubbing "IRS-Gate.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Savannah Morning News

  2. Other Views: President Obama's telephone dragnet

    President Obama's telephone dragnet Within hours of the disclosure federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

  3. Today's poll: Is the NSA overreaching with its collection of phone records?

    Is the NSA overreaching with its collection of phone records?
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Canton Repository

Quotes

  1. "This was an obvious case of deliberate overreaching by the government in an effort to seize data" it was not entitled to have, Judge Alex Kozinski wrote for an 11-judge panel of the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals.
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Judge Alex Kozinski Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "The Military Commissions Act is a dangerous and misguided law that undercuts our freedoms and assaults our Constitution by removing vital checks and balances designed to prevent government overreaching and lawlessness," Leahy, D-Vt., said in a...
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: FOXNews

  3. Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday called the ruling "an indefensible act of judicial overreaching."
    on Nov 18, 2006 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Washington Post

Word of the Day
periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /