By then she had only three years to live, and was becoming frail from overwork.
Dickens died young, at 58, worn out from overwork, from the sheer strain of being himself.
Chronic starvation, overwork, disease, and freezing temperatures were as effective as the bullet, only slower and crueler.
One was a celebrated physician and surgeon, suffering from overwork, Dr. Philip Hawkes.
His master, who was naturally a kind man, did not overwork him.
It has been proved over and over again that modern machinery has removed all real necessity for poverty and overwork.
It might have been illness, or it might have been anxiety, or it might have been overwork.
Christmas shopping in November is less kind than prevention of overwork in December.
He thought her case not very serious—the result, he said, of overwork.
Waiving the injurious effects of overwork upon the body, the consequences of it for the mind seem to me positively dreadful.
"work beyond a person's strength," 1819; see overwork (v.). Old English oferweorc meant "a superstructure, sarcophagus, tomb."