Example sentences for: overly

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

  • "Rymer has a journalist's gift for telling a story without violating the mystery at its center" ( The New Yorker ), but he also tends toward oversimplification of race relations and an overly nostalgic take on the days of Jim Crow.

  • Both cases, says the Times , represent overly optimistic expectations that entrenched dictators can be toppled by small acts of insurrection.

  • 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.

  • It's no mystery why this vehicle appealed to Costner, who also co-produced the picture: The woman does all the emoting, while the man--passive, overly contained--reaps the rewards.

  • There was endless hype for the premiere of Felicity's second season--tapes of which had been withheld from the press--because it was to provide the answer to last season's Perils of Pauline -like cliffhanger: Would the New York City college freshman Felicity fly to Berlin with her handsome and intelligent though overly chatty boyfriend Noel or drive home to California with the exceedingly handsome but markedly less intelligent Ben, an ex-crush who had become her best friend's boyfriend?

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