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Overly   Listen
adjective
Overly  adj.  
1.
Careless; negligent; inattentive; superfical; not thorough. (Archaic)
2.
Excessive; too much. (R.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Overly" Quotes from Famous Books



... replied Worthy, leaning against the door-jamb. "She don't look overly well; I reckon that's why she quit workin' at the hotel. She's dyin' to git a letter from some'rs; she comes reg'lar every day an' goes away ...
— Westerfelt • Will N. Harben

... answered Mrs. Breen, nodding her head gravely and thoughtfully. "He is a great scholar—a very great scholar," and she nodded again. She was not well and her mind did not appear to be overly bright. She lived alone in the cottage, a neighboring farmer taking care of her few acres of ground ...
— Dave Porter and the Runaways - Last Days at Oak Hall • Edward Stratemeyer

... the Baron Fagoni feeds well, bekase he's the cock o' the roost; but the poor Naygurs are not overly well fed, and the critters are up to their knees in wather all day, washing di'monds; so they suffer much from rheumatiz and colds. Och, but it's murther entirely; an' I've more than wance felt inclined to fill their pockets with di'monds and set ...
— Martin Rattler • Robert Michael Ballantyne

... people don't care overly much for each other, Nora May, a quarrel never amounts to much between them, and it's soon made up. But when they love each other better than life it cuts so deep and hurts so much that nine times out of ten they won't ever forgive each other. The more you love anybody, ...
— Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 • Lucy Maud Montgomery

... uv wich I hev hed many doorin the past five years, hevent bin overly pleasant; indeed, they hev taken more the shape uv hideous nitemares than anything else—Linkin, Grant, Sherman, and armies dressed in blue, figurin extensively therein. But last nite I hed a vision wich more than repaid me for all I hev suffered heretofore. ...
— "Swingin Round the Cirkle." • Petroleum V. Nasby

... around the room rather scornfully, at the same time throwing back his coat and displaying a red neckerchief and a huge garnet pin. "Guess you're not overly rich," he said. ...
— The Autobiography of a Quack And The Case Of George Dedlow • S. Weir Mitchell

... knew the town had been lidded tight since Lon Price went out of office as mayor. Then I meet Mrs. Judge Ballard in the Boston Cash Store and she says have I met a Miss Smith from New York who is visiting here. I said I had not. It didn't sound exciting. Some way "a Miss Smith" don't excite you overly, no matter where she hails from. So I dismissed that and went on with my shopping. Next I meet Egbert Floud, who is also down for the winter to rest beside a good coal stove, and we ask each other what's the good word and is anything new. Cousin Egbert says nothing ...
— Ma Pettengill • Harry Leon Wilson

... overly clean in their habits, though, these rude and isolated people; and to keep off prying housewives, bent on satisfying their curiosity regarding the texture of my clothing and the comparative whiteness ...
— Around the World on a Bicycle Volume II. - From Teheran To Yokohama • Thomas Stevens



Words linked to "Overly" :   too, excessively, to a fault



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