• WordNet 3.6
    • v overstress place special or excessive emphasis on "I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book"
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In literature:

Had that also been a delusion of an overstressed mind?
"The Moon Pool" by A. Merritt
In times of overstress and strain, the defective organ or organs will manifest their weakness.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
It might even be overstressed in this steel, but what could happen?
"Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design" by Edward Godfrey
It had been overstressed, certainly, but ships are built to take beatings.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
It is difficult to overstress the importance of data from stranded cetaceans.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
She slightly overstressed the internal "h's," and her accent was Welsh, but uniquely soft.
"Mushroom Town" by Oliver Onions

In poetry:

To gild refined gold, or to paint the lily,
Or seek by other means to overstress,
As Shakespeare has it, is not merely silly,
But "wasteful and ridiculous excess."
"Futility" by C J Dennis

In news:

Concerns grow that Greece debt crisis could overstress European Bank.
These dark, depressing days can leave you overweight, overstressed, or just over it.
Recruiters are probably the most overworked and overstressed employees around.
If you are feeling overstressed and burned out or fatigued, we take a look at a new stress relief that uses fruit and may help you relax.

In science:

It can hardly be overstressed how useful the concept of a mass-point is in Newtonian mechanics and gravity.
Close encounters of black holes
The importance of supporting portable code that uses accepted standards, such as MPI [], on clusters cannot be overstressed.
Cluster Computing White Paper
I cannot overstress the crucial, hidden role that colour played here in getting the flavour-spin correlation right.
From Coloured Quarks to Quarkonia, Glueballs and Hybrids