Example sentences for: overly

How can you use “overly” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Well-written but not overly simplified presentation.

  • It is not: "In the latter Tang dynasty," says the wall panel, "Buddhist images tended to become more ponderous, fleshy, and overly ornate, completely departing from the slender and ethereal beauty characteristic of many sixth-century sculptures."

  • In an overly felicitous phrase that I nonetheless wish I'd written, Peter Waldman says: "Gov. Moonbeam has become Mayor Pothole."

  • Those out of power love to accuse those in power of being overly solicitous toward Beijing on human rights and other issues.

  • Surely the nickname has stuck not only because of the metaphorical associations with librarians burrowing for answers, but also because the name sounds cute, personalizing what otherwise might seem to be the overly mechanical activity of finding answers to reference questions.

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