But I never used “awesome,” which has been ruined by over-use, to the point where it now means nothing more than OK.
Try to find an example of the over-use of unusual words in a speech.
over-use is not more productive of tissue-degeneration than disuse.
It is liable to traumatic affections from a fall on the shoulder, pressure, or over-use of the limb.
The same principles apply to speakers who have broken down, whether owing to bad methods or to over-use of the voice.
Strain and over-use of the joint and sudden changes of temperature are to be avoided.
Helen's tears had always been a potent weapon—though, from over-use, they were fast losing a measure of their power.
Thus it is that over-use, in sports and games, of the muscles of shoulder and chest, occasions atrophy of mammary glands.
Developing creatures should never be allowed to over-use function or faculty.
It is, moreover, a good deal discredited by over-use and abuse, so that it must be employed with double caution.