- n a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
- s very great in quantity; overabundant
showed overmuch affection
- r more than necessary
let's not blame them overmuch
- The folks in Flint needn't worry overmuch that al-Qaeda will bomb the Longway Planetarium (whose Classic Vinyl laser show begins today), but they can count on getting ill and .
- His policies will be nuanced and will not please anyone overmuch not the Muslims (nor the Israelis) nor our NATO allies nor those Americans seeking ideological clarity or .
- The expression had great vogue for a considerable period beginning in 1933 and caught the popular fancy because up to that time government had not depended overmuch upon brains .
- JRR Tolkien in Times Online
Tolkien wrote many such in his Old English imitations, as for instance in Ã‰omer's epitaph for ThÃ©oden, "Mourn not overmuch! Mighty was the fallen . . ."
- Tony Blair in guardian.co.uk
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."