Example sentences for: overly

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

  • Only in Switzerland did I find someone who truly tried to get it right, but the effort involved putting his tongue out at me and concluded with an overly explosive final consonant; but he got all the bits in there.

  • I was surprised to find Close in the movie, since her clenched, overly controlled acting seems at odds with what Altman usually goes for.

  • Nossiter's script about an affair between a homeless man (David Suchet) and a woman (Lisa Harrow) who mistakes him for a British filmmaker is called "elegant" (Daphne Merkin, The New Yorker ), and Suchet is said to give "a virtuoso turn" (John Anderson, the Los Angeles Times ). Dissenting, the New York Times ' Stephen Holden calls the film a formulaic, "overly schematic exercise in cinematic hide-and-seek."

  • Similarly, GAO recommendations included in Medicare program legislation will produce a gradual reduction, through fiscal year 2001, in the overly generous "adjustment factor" designed to compensate teaching hospitals for higher Medicare costs.

  • Critics say that despite a few outstanding exceptions, most of the collection is overly self-conscious and marked by stories that start out interesting but end up failing when Chabon ties them all up too neatly at the end.


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