Example sentences for: overachieving

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

  • She fits a standard anorexic profile: overachieving daughter from a well-off family, with a distant father and a mother whose ambitions (intellectual and sexual) have left Ruth feeling overshadowed and neglected.

  • "[B]lessed with a vivid sense of humor and an artistic integrity unlike those of any other American filmmaker working today" is how Entertainment Weekly 's Lisa Schwarzbaum describes the work of writing team Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson (who also paired up on the 1996 underground hit Bottle Rocket ). The film, directed by Anderson, follows newcomer Jason Schwartzman as a dorky, overachieving high-school kid who competes with Bill Murray for a teacher's affections.

  • While applauding co-pilot Brian Jones for overachieving, the media concluded in retrospect that the pilot, Bertrand Piccard, had been destined for greatness, since his grandfather was the first man to reach the stratosphere (in a balloon in 1931) and his father had attained the oceans' lowest depth (35,000 feet).

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