/ˈoʊ vər li/
a voyage not overly dangerous.
needlessy, immoderately, inordinately.
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As uplifting as this appraisal may have been, subsequent events would soon show that it was overly optimistic.
The herders are not overly sensitive, but to the degree that one can care for a wild animal, they do.
But they were calm-and somewhat curious, though not overly so.
Comfort is high and it fits snugly but is not overly tight.
At times he is unjust in his judgments, at other times he is overly tolerant.
People seem to be overly enamored with the idea of robots to the point of losing a grip on reality here.
Don't be overly encouraged by any replacement of gasoline though.
And sometimes cooking leaches out overly strong or gnarly flavors.
The crisis in college admissions isn't overly motivated parents or rankings.
And history shows that in times of moral panic, overly broad legislation has a way of becoming law.
Given the current convoluted and overly-complex tax system, this probably makes sense.
The news articles are not overly biased and try to convey the complex reality of, well, the news.
There is an orchard nearby and there are plants, not overly tended by perfecting human hands and gone to seed.
New elements can be introduced and pieces of what has become an overly familiar-and faulty-puzzle reshuffled.
Certainly not one of an overly benign or even overly sane variety.
Evolution does not favour overly intelligent species, they always bring about their own extinction.
She is often overly affectionate, she cannot remain still, and has no impulse control.
The result is an overly complicated and somewhat arbitrary system, but still much better than nothing.
It is quite right that the public is not overly trusting on science.
Nothing can possibly be true if it is overly complicated or conspiratorial in nature.
Because the average consumer when they're overly levered, you reduce spending, and you sell stuff.
We're not easily swayed, overly emotional, or wildly inconsistent.
If this were an isolated incident, one need not be overly concerned.
The overly large apple was pretty much a disappointment.
Some college officials said they did not see reason to be overly concerned.
Overly clipped or clinical expressions always come across as harsh and demanding.
But be aware that you can be honest without being raving mad or overly negative.
Though there are paradigm shifts which take place over time, the generational change argument is overly simplistic.
Such concerns are not entirely due to a generation raised by overly protective parents.
These concerns stem from an overly simple demarcation between science and nonscience.
Possibly overly paranoid, but seeing a few lives ruined up close will do that.
While that may sound overly picky, it's actually a significant achievement, and worth noting.
People are overly emotional about other people eating meat.
It took a few minutes to re-compose myself putting back on clothes and such, but all in all was not overly un-pleasant.
But three years ago, overly complex securities were one of the root causes of the crisis.
Limp scallion pancakes were saturated with oil, and barbecued ribs were overly large and tough.
Critics call it yet another example of overly broad patents on familiar technologies.
At the same time, an overly aggressive approach can be disastrous, trapping legitimate email as false positives.
It's an overly simple and circular criterion, but it isn't vacuous.
And despite this somewhat overly simple and circular criterion, it is not vacuous.
And you certainly don't have a proclivity for overly expressing yourselves.
When the mind of the traveler grows overly preoccupied with opportunity costs, the capacity for discovery diminishes.
There is nothing overly creative about the music itself, outside of the lyrics.
At the same time, on-screen typing was jarring thanks to the overly-active rumbler beneath the display.
Maybe because they're not overly appealing options from a business perspective.
It even spot-heated my legs, which were under a drafty window, without making the whole bed overly toasty.
But the trite, coy and overly personal jottings that result often prove quite resistible.
Monetary policy had been overly tight in the early years of the last decade.
In fact, the real threat comes from overly chummy links between a state and its multinationals.
They have built overly elaborate management structures that make it harder for people to do their jobs.
But the mood going into next month's review is not overly optimistic.
The reason, the authors reckon, is that the drug courts were overly dependent on a single charismatic judge who started them up.
It may be costly to be overly optimistic-but more costly still to be too pessimistic.
Some overly enthusiastic nations perhaps subsidize land for utility-scale renewable projects.
And while some of this may be overly complicating things, these terms do have precise meanings.
But if he doesn't, he isn't overly concerned about his financial situation.
Or steering that's beautifully direct but not twitchy or overly sensitive.
They def had moisture being pumped into the air but it wasn't overly hot.
Overly easy mortgage borrowing financed the house-price bubble.
Its economy is overly dependent on investment and exports.
To some extent, this is the inevitable cooling down of an overly intense relationship.
Maybe he wanted someone with a better body or someone with a better sense of humor or someone less overly sensitive.
However, overly optimistic revenue projections that were used to support these and other construction projects have not been met.
In fact, the nation seems to be overly concerned with fees.
Though they were not overly impressed, a studio session was planned.
To them he was also overly trusting, and easily manipulated by his wives and freedmen.