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overfond

/ˌəʊvəˈfɒnd/
adjective (postpositive) foll by of
1.
excessively keen (on)
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  • The man who is overfond of anything will be unwilling to let go his hold upon it.

    Horace and His Influence Grant Showerman
  • It would seem strange if a farmer was overfond of watching the soldiers.

  • There was much truth in this; but there are certain truths which we are not overfond of hearing.

  • He was merely an overfond father and well-disposed citizen of average talents.

  • Sir Marmaduke had ever been overfond of wandering about the lonely woods of Thanet alone.

  • The empress was a German at heart,—an overfond and superstitious mother.

    Ten Years Near the German Frontier Maurice Francis Egan
  • He was a puzzle, and at this period she was not overfond of shifting puzzles into answers.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • It hardly seems worth while to be overfond of relative or friend whom a breath of wind may snuff out like a flame.

    The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
  • Rab's overfond of the whisky, and never does nothing when he can help it, which is gey often, I'm thinking.

    The League of the Leopard Harold Bindloss
  • And though I have never been overfond of New York, that curtain in that place gave me a sensation!

    A Traveller in War-Time Winston Churchill

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