Example sentences for: overkill

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

  • In this era of Monica overkill, it's not surprising to find a cult of a writer as restrained as McPhee.

  • Mild criticisms come from Capitol Gang 's Robert Novak, who says Kennedy was a "celebrity, not a public figure," and from Late Edition 's Tucker Carlson, who says media overkill has given the story a cynical edge.

  • If ever there was a moment for pack journalism and media overkill, this is it.

  • The movie "reeks of film-student overkill" (Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today ). It would only be allowed to "ooz[e] out of Miramax's storeroom" in the otherwise fallow month of January, says the Village Voice 's Amy Taubin: "[I]ts devices are too shopworn to allow for a personal or original point of view."

  • This action flick, about a rogues' gallery of prisoners who hijack a jet, is deemed summer-blockbuster overkill: too many ridiculous plot twists, too many explosions, too much ripping off of its predecessors.


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