Example sentences for: overwrought

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

  • Yet he is overwrought about our piece in Slate . If you gather from his letter that the Slate assessment was a hatchet job, check it out.

  • As IBM's Chung-Jen Tan, the leader of the Deep Blue team, recognized with his overwrought For the Ages rhetoric ("historically for mankind, this is like landing on the moon"), the match will go down in the permanent record of human-computer relations.

  • push your parents into the gas ovens of managed health care," warned one especially overwrought Democratic challenger in the fall elections.

  • Panning Mason & Dixon, the New Republic 's James Wood declares Thomas Pynchon's penchant for allegory tiresome and his alleged cleverness to be overwrought and heavy-handed.

  • Hanging over the overwrought whole are an overcast sky and an elusive "wind-up" bird--so named for its creeeak, creeeak song, which nauseates and dooms the select few who hear it.


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