Definition of Overuses

1. Verb. (third-person singular of overuse) ¹



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Definition of Overuses

1. overuse [v] - See also: overuse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overuses

overtwist
overtwisted
overtwisting
overtype
overtyped
overtypes
overtyping
overurge
overurged
overurges
overurging
overuse
overused
overuser
overusers
overuses (current term)
overusing
overutilisation
overutilization
overutilizations
overutilize
overutilized
overutilizer
overutilizers
overutilizes
overutilizing
overvaliant
overvaluation
overvaluations
overvalue

Literary usage of Overuses

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1. The New Era in American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1919)
"In an effort to invest old phrases with new glamor and hoping to emphasize his attitude, he overuses such striking connotations as " dear, ..."

2. The New Era in American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1919)
"... he overuses such striking connotations as " dear, ridiculous," " tawdry, pathetic," " sane and sensual" (a special favorite of Wheelock's). ..."

3. Pulpit Eloquence of the Nineteenth Century: Being Supplementary to the by Henry Clay Fish, Edwards Amasa Park (1871)
"He overuses himself, he caters to his own passions, to his own appetites, and all under the feeling that he will evade the consequences. ..."

4. Good English by Henry Seidel Canby, John Baker Opdycke (1918)
"Nearly every one has some expression that he overuses. It becomes a characteristic of his language. He uses it unconsciously. Following are a few of the ..."

5. Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers: Strategies for Classroom by Dorothy S. Strickland, Kathy Ganske, Joanne K. Monroe (2002)
"overuses inappropriate phrasing; breaks phrasing within meaningful units; may break between subject and verb; some attention to punctuation boundaries c. ..."

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