overmuchness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n overmuchness a quantity that is more than what is appropriate "four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy","we received an inundation of email"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Overmuchness The quality or state of being in excess; superabundance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n overmuchness Super-abundance.
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Quotations

  • Edward Hoagland
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    “Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.”

Usage

In literature:

Destroyer crews do not loaf overmuch around deck.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
Just because the poor fellow stared at you overmuch.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
Some, then, of my censurers say that I do ill, young ladies, in studying overmuch to please you and that you please me overmuch.
"The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio" by Giovanni Boccaccio
He was, indeed, vain of his slender fingers and gesticulated overmuch.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
There was much philosophy in abstaining from philosophy overmuch.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
Still, I must maintain that these well-meaning theorists err only in applying a broad distinction with overmuch nicety.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Plunder the rich man who is happy, and who eats overmuch!
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
To have to talk, to argue, to explain to the unsympathetic was overmuch.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
Being of them who are not righteous overmuch, we can bear unharmed the scoffs of prelatists and self-seekers.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Probably Mr. Medway has been seasick overmuch.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
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In poetry:

Nor let Thy light shine overmuch
Lest that his soul should fret
For the grey mist and silver mist
That he will not forget.
"A Connaught Man (For Hugh Maguire)" by Katharine Tynan
Lord, when on my bed I lie,
Sleepless, unto Thee I'll cry;
When my brain works overmuch,
Stay the wheels with Thy soft touch.
"Whirring Wheels" by John Oxenham
Forever to the new it guides,
From former good, old overmuch;
What Nature for her poets hides,
'Tis wiser to divine than clutch.
"The Foot-Path" by James Russell Lowell
"God knows I loved him overmuch, and He
Seeing some wiser end—to me unseen—
Reach'd out His hands from clouds, and took from me
The prop on which my age had fondly hoped to lean.
"Old Adam" by Alexander Anderson
See! in the moonlight cold and gray
A thoughtful maiden stands;
And though she blames not overmuch
With her sweet lips the great world's way,
Yet sad and slow she stoops to touch
The still wheel with her hands.
"The Dreaming Wheel" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
When all the senses are awake,
The mortal presses overmuch
Upon the great immortal part --
And God seems further from the heart.
Must souls, like skies, when day-dawns break,
Lose star by star at sunlight's touch?
"Nocturne" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In science:

The choice of a particular form of the pseudo-Newtonian potential, however, does not affect overmuch the general arguments regarding the stability of the flow.
Implications of nonlinearity for spherically symmetric accretion
However, in my view, given the fine agreement of all the other heavy hadron lifetimes with the predictions coming from HQET, perhaps one should not worry overmuch at this stage about a (2-3) σ discrepancy.
BCP3: Summary of Theory
Tagging accuracy should not affect the accuracy of the overall algorithm overmuch, since we are simply using the tags to accept or reject word tokens.
Algorithmic Detection of Computer Generated Text
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