Example sentences for: overly

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

  • The police were nonplussed and said the neighbors were overly fussy, but the complaints and the police visits continue.

  • The film, smoothly directed by David Dobkin, has a neat farcical structure but is too in love with its overly tight-lipped protagonist and deadpan pacing.

  • The policy was overly suspicious and vituperative, but it also cultivated a sense of common purpose and team loyalty.

  • For several of the organizations, these roles represented a dramatic reversal from past years, when security personnel were viewed as rigid, sometimes overly protective enforcers who often did not adequately consider the effect of security controls on business operations.

  • Though I appreciate the personal freedoms I enjoy as an adult, I think our culture is overly fearful of the dependent nature of children, and so we try to force them (prematurely) to be the atomized individuals that industrial society demands.


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