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overmuch

[oh-ver-muhch] /ˈoʊ vərˈmʌtʃ/
adjective, noun, adverb
1.
too much:
He didn't show overmuch concern. We tried not to regret it overmuch.
Origin of overmuch
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see over-, much
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  • I had overmuch of one of them and it sufficeth me to have been once befooled.

  • "Too coyly for him to credit her with overmuch tenderness," suggested the bridegroom.

    Standish of Standish Jane G. Austin
  • I must confess I do not overmuch believe in this partition of the sciences.

  • overmuch thanks for small services is a poor compliment to friendship.

  • Might go down the road again, he thought; no need to delight them overmuch.

    Mothwise Knut Hamsun
  • Yet I will say of him that he is wise, and asketh not overmuch; the more is the sorrow of many of the maidens.

    Child Christopher William Morris
  • overmuch care is worse than none at all,” answered the Wuzeer, “which I will soon prove to you.

    Old Deccan Days M. Frere
  • I'm a member, and I reckon I do anecdote about it overmuch at times.

    The Angel of the Tenement George Madden Martin
  • Decidedly the Poet was gone distraught with overmuch reading and thought.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • Perhaps your friends have been doctoring him overmuch; but I shall judge when I see him.

    The Young Llanero W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for overmuch

overmuch

/ˌəʊvəˈmʌtʃ/
adverb, adjective
1.
too much; very much
noun
2.
an excessive amount
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Word Origin and History for overmuch
adj.

"too great in amount," c.1300, over- + much (q.v.). As an adverb from late 14c. Old English had cognate ofermicel.

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