Example sentences for: overreacted

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

  • Seattleites debated whether the police: 1) were ill-prepared, outnumbered, and too accommodating of demonstrations; 2) overreacted by using riot tactics on peaceful protesters; or 3) were stuck in a "Catch-22."

  • (For some reason, Lands' End's 1995 surplus didn't spawn a "Procrastinating Catalogue Shoppers Get Whatever They Want as Late as They Want It" story in the Times .) As the Times reports, Lands' End overreacted to the bad year by ordering 20 percent less merchandise for 1996, and suffered for it.

  • But this is one case where it wasn't the brokerage houses that overreacted, even if a couple of analysts did trim their estimates for next year.

  • Keyes overreacted, but his answer illustrated three lessons.

  • The Deccan Chronicle of India said the United States has overreacted to India's nuclear tests with a punishment that is not merely heavy but also "rather vengeful."


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