Example sentences for: overwrought

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

  • push your parents into the gas ovens of managed health care," warned one especially overwrought Democratic challenger in the fall elections.

  • As IBM's Chung-Jen Tan, the leader of the Deep Blue team, recognized with his overwrought For the Ages rhetoric ("historically for mankind, this is like landing on the moon"), the match will go down in the permanent record of human-computer relations.

  • Wilde's combination of stylishness and tragedy lends itself perfectly to overcostumed, overwrought Merchant-Ivory-style drama.

  • But neither of these overwrought images of fierce division captures today's more complex reality.

  • The movie "has, like the killing-machine beast itself, the brutal efficiency of single-mindedness" (Terrence Rafferty, The New Yorker ). Voight's overwrought performance has a "kitschy glory" (Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal ). It all harks back to the "kind of retro, eek!


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