Clinging to nuclear weapons in excess of our security needs does not make the United States safer.
She lost enough weight to require the services of a surgeon to remove the excess skin, and had breast implants.
They were a symbol of that age of grotesquerie and excess, those 40-ounce sodas, every bit as much as gas-guzzling SUVs.
The scene is a riot of excess, soaring voice decibels—and precious.
There is excess supply in the overall labor market for all but a few categories of employees.
But it was only the foolish (who carry everything to excess) of whom this was true.
It is the deficiency, and not the excess of this quality, that is to be feared.
I had cast off all feeling, subdued all anguish to riot in the excess of my despair.
He was reposing in that pathetic condition of optimism induced by excess of fatigue.
A man I have ever thought wore the motley rather from excess, than infirmity, of wit.
late 14c., from Old French exces (14c.) "excess, extravagance, outrage," from Latin excessus "departure, a going beyond the bounds of reason or beyond the subject," from stem of excedere "to depart, go beyond" (see exceed). As an adjective from late 15c.
excess ex·cess (ĭk-sěs', ěk'sěs')
An amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; a surplus.