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Overmeasure

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Overmeasure Excessive measure; the excess beyond true or proper measure; surplus.
    • v. t Overmeasure To measure or estimate too largely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n overmeasure Excess of measure; something that exceeds the measure proposed.
    • overmeasure To measure or estimate too largely.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Overmeasure ō′vėr-mezh-ūr something given over the due measure
    • v.t Overmeasure to measure too largely
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Usage

In literature:

Society returns him good for evil in the most extravagant overmeasure.
"Bernard Shaw's Preface to Major Barbara" by George Bernard Shaw
Then fell there joy and bliss in overmeasure that night upon both palaces of the Canal Grande.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
Then fell there joy and bliss in overmeasure that night upon both palaces of the Canal Grande.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
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