• WordNet 3.6
    • n excessiveness immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chances of a women getting breast cancer are increased by excesseive use of alcohol
    • n excessiveness The state or quality of being excessive; excess.
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  • Proverb
    “We pay when old for the excesses of youth.”
  • William Blake
    “Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.”
  • Salman Rushdie
    “When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.”
  • Josh Billings
    “As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.”
  • Camille Paglia
    “My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!”


In literature:

Masturbation, and early and excessive sexual indulgence, are also causes.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Excessive perspiration can be controlled to some extent by the identification officer.
"The Science of Fingerprints" by Federal Bureau of Investigation
The moral excesses apparent during this time had been produced by causes long anterior to it.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
We may use manures in excess, and thus produce over-luxuriance and an unhealthy growth, and have poor, shrunken grain.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Sexual excesses, II, 159; treatment of, II, 160.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
If the number of calories taken in exceeds the number used by the body (or excreted unused), the excess accumulates in fat or tissue.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
It will be seen that the native population is in the excess.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The number of these functionaries is excessive.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Medium red clover will grow in good form only in the temperate zone, since it cannot stand excessive heat or excessive cold.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
While excessive labor should be avoided, idleness should be as carefully shunned.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg

In poetry:

"Pardon, my Lord, your SOWLS' excessive zeal,
It is a theme on which I strongly feel."
(The sermon somebody had sent him down
From London, at a charge of half-a-crown.)
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Ah, happy nymph! who would not be like thee,
Insensible to Pleasure's dear extreme?
To be, too, from excess of anguish free,
And glide thro' life on an unruffled stream?
"Indifference" by Charlotte Dacre
As riches grow his wants increase,
His passions burn and gnaw his peace,
Ambition foams like raging seas
And breaks the rein,
Excess produces pale disease
And racking pain.
"Epistle To The Labouring Poor" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
God Peter's fears, and David's lusts forgave,
The Prodigal's excess and youthful heat,
And king Manasses', tho' once sin's mere slave:
He thine can pardon, howsoever great.
"An Excellent Consolation To The Sad Soul Against Despair" by Rees Prichard
First he did put no more nor lesse
Into my hart, then he did view
that there did want:
But when my breast in such excesse
Of lively flames to burne I knew,
then were so scant
"The Sheepheard Firmius His Song" by Bartholomew Young
Though thieves, of ev'ry virtue robb'd thy soul,
And wounded thee with a felonious rage;
The true Samaritan will make thee whole,
And thy deep wound's excessive pain assuage.
"Advice To A Sinner, To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Statham plays it 'Safe' with savage excess.
He says excessive regulation has blocked refinery safety improvements.
Among the numerous excesses of the 1990s and early 2000s was the proliferation of pricey Napa Valley cabernet sauvignons.
Excessive wait time is costly to you and your patients.
Syracuse's Jim Boeheim whistled for excessive verbal dribbling : Bud Shaw's Sports Spin.
How often do you drink to excess.
And why are some runners dying from excessive fluid consumption.
9, 2012) For the last year, the Journal has indulged my interest in drink and given me space once a month to rant about distillery tours, the dearth of good cider in these parts, excessively intricate cocktails, and so on.
World Duty Free Group, a market leader in the UK and Spain, will merge with HMSHost's retail, which operates 240 stores including Simply Books and Authors Bookstores, and has annual sales in excess of $2.7 billion in total.
In a historic March 9, 1954 broadcast, Edward R Murrow introduces a rebuttal by Sen Joseph McCarthy of CBS reports revealing the excesses of hearings into alleged Communists infiltration of the US.
Overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of excess fluid around the heart.
The fertility industry and its supporters worry that the cuddly image of Snowflakes babies could not only dampen enthusiasm for using embryos for research, but also lead to laws that make embryo donation the only option for excess embryos .
How to solve the problem of excessive leakage current in the healthcare industry.
Our pressure filter suffers from excessive cake build-up.
A cancerous skin lesion resulting from excessive sun exposure was removed from former President Ronald Reagan's neck during a routine physical examination this week, a Reagan spokeswoman said today.

In science:

The excess entropy, i.e., the entropy in excess of the ideal gas entropy at the same density and temperature – this is the configurational contribution to the entropy (a term that is negative because a liquid is always more ordered than an ideal gas at same density and temperature).
What constitutes a simple liquid?
Thereby, an excess of demand within a separated subsystem leads to the immediate disconnection of a minimum number of randomly selected loads so that the excess is at least reduced to zero.
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
Let us recall that the excess of a connected graph is the number of edges minus the number of vertices. A connected graph is complex if it has positive excess.
On the probability of planarity of a random graph near the critical point
Each tree component contributes with excess −1, each unicyclic component with excess 0, and K (together with the attached trees) with excess r .
On the probability of planarity of a random graph near the critical point
Thermodynamic quantities are excess quantities, i.e., in excess of the corresponding ideal gas quantities at the same density and temperature.
NVU perspective on simple liquids' quasiuniversality