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  • s  unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    overweening ambition
    overweening greed
  • s  presumptuously arrogant
    had a witty but overweening manner
    no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet

  • I don't think I'm the only tech-happy person who would love to get information beamed to my wrist it's a perennially good idea but I also can't believe it's overweening .
  • Divas are expected to be difficult; opera lore is rife with tales of their devouring egos and overweening eccentricities -- not to mention the outrageous quirks of arrogant male .
  • Warren is a conservative Christian, a former recurring guest on James Dobson's radio show, a man who used the overweening right-wing group Focus on the Family to help promote .
News & Articles

  • Robert Kuttner: Thinking About the Government
    We have almost reached a tipping point where majorities of Americans who want to government to be on their side look in vain for a government that actually serves them. Meanwhile, the national security state is more overweening than ever. Instead of having a government that delivers practical help while restraining its own excesses, we have one that is doing far too little to keep us ...
    June 17, 2013 - The Huffington Post
Quotes

  • J Jayalalithaa in Khabrein.info
    The agreement has "secret clauses and an overweening jugglery of words", Jayalalitha alleged.
  • Alan Johnson in Prospect Magazine
    As Alan Johnson said in a recent debate on obesity: "On the one hand we are castigated for introducing an overweening nanny state, while on the other we are told that we have not taken enough action."
  • Arthur M Schlesinger Jr in Dover-Sherborn Press
    I believe history is a moral necessity,said Schlesinger, "for a nation possessed of overweening power. It is the best antidote to the delusions of power."

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