Example sentences for: overuse

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

  • Criticizing Clinton's and Blair's overuse of Third Reich analogies in their anti-Milosevic rhetoric, Ferguson said it would not do for them to say that the current airstrikes against Serbia are based on the lessons of the past.

  • The overuse of antibiotics in the clinic and for agricultural uses has resulted in a tremendous selective pressure for antibiotic resistant bacteria.

  • If they have lost that power through overuse, it's perfectly plausible to say that their capacity to deter aggressive behavior has weakened as well.

  • They have to contend with so much Hollywood hokum that they're driven to overuse of overwrought literary pyrotechnics and banal humor.

  • The term our times and its portentous relative our time (as in "one of the most important movies/books/recordings of our time ") are rhetorically vast but temporally indeterminate, even as they become trivialized by overuse.

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