Example sentences for: overzealous

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

  • Nicknaming, it seems fair to conclude, is an activity that has long delighted and entertained all Americans--white, colored, hyphenated, and just plain--and the fiercely contested clash over “Indian” nicknames appears to be largely due to overzealous activism and misdirected social reform.

  • Titus had a hard time combating the Cretans’ pagan beliefs, and was martyred for his overzealous efforts.

  • The Washington Post groaned that Burton "once again lived up to his caricature" as an overzealous idiot and pointed out that his real crime has been to distract attention from the transcripts, which indicate that White House "emissaries" encouraged Hubbell and his wife to fear their livelihood depended on remaining silent about the Clintons' roles in Whitewater.

  • The inquiry will look into whether the agency is overzealous in its use of liens and levies, and tends to pick on small "mom and pop" returns that are less likely to mean a challenge to the IRS in court--rather than major corporations.

  • Nixon's Watergate sins (dismissed by the public on the eve of the election as, at most, the work of overzealous campaign aides) caught up with him in his second term.


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