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Too many

Definitions

  • Poor creeter! it wuz too bad that there should be so many of 'em
    Poor creeter! it wuz too bad that there should be so many of 'em
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Too many too numerous; hence, too powerful; as, they are too many for us.
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Quotations

  • Sinclair Lewis
    Sinclair Lewis
    “The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, The trouble with this country is...”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There never was a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people, if he's any good.”
  • Mao Zedong
    Mao%20Zedong
    “To read too many books is harmful.”
  • Eugenio Montale
    Eugenio Montale
    “Too many lives are needed to make just one.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann%20Wolfgang%20Von%20Goethe
    “They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.”
  • Les Brown
    Les%20Brown
    “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

Idioms

Too many chiefs and not enough Indians - When there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians, there are two many managers and not enough workers to work efficiently.
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Too many cooks spoil the broth - This means that where there are too many people trying to do something, they make a mess of it.
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Too many irons in the fire - This means juggling too many projects at once and something's bound to fail; when a smith had too many irons in his fire, he couldn't effectively keep track of all of them.
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Usage

In literature:

There are too many books in the world, and I have nothing particular to say.
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
I been one too many for the last four Saturday nights.
"Americans All" by Various
A secret when shared by too many becomes no secret at all and so, alas, it proved in this case.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
It is not wise to rear too many children, nor is it wise to have too few.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
He's driven me out of the station too many times when I was a kid.
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
I don't think I shall risk having too many men on board when the norther gets here.
"Ahead of the Army" by W. O. Stoddard
Too many, however, forget, and act like brutes instead of as men.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
We have had too many doubts heretofore, and out of those doubts have grown many difficulties.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Too many of us are like some man who has a great estate in another land.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Too many fools at Lady Charlotte's; she waters the wine too much.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The two extremes may generally be avoided, and not have too many or too few bees.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
As a matter of fact, too, many people came to see him.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
You are already two too many for me; can you not think of something better?
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
It isn't for a tradesman to complain that a gentleman consumes too many of his articles.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
There was too much to learn, too many duties to perform, too slight an acquaintance with fellow members.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
Their secret was known to too many to remain a secret long.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Meg was clever, too; when still only a girl she could write letters in Latin and read many very difficult books.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
These quotations perhaps will be found too many, but are they not necessary?
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
And here are a great many too many for me.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Too many people forsake praising God for the pleasures they have in order to pray for trouble they haven't.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
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In poetry:

Unfunny uncle, you who wore a
hat too big, or one too many,
tell us, can't you, are there any
stars inside your black fedora?
"Exchanging Hats" by Elizabeth Bishop
Still on we drove,
I knew not where,
For many nights and days,
We were too weak to raise a sail,
Had there been one to raise.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
They too receive each one his Day;
But their wise heart knows many things
Beyond the sating of desire,
Above the dignity of kings.
"The Mendicants" by Bliss William Carman
And I've seen faces in them too,
Funny white men on the blue,
They look so many different ways,
And not one single cloudlet stays;
"Song for a Child Watching Clouds" by John Chipman Farrar
"I, too, have many sorrows,
But I let their voices be heard
In the roar of the winds and oceans
When my great strong bosom is stirred.
"The Secret Of Nature" by Alexander Anderson
But leaves will grow where once they grew,
Will bud, and bloom, and perish too,
The same as all the others,
As we through youth, and joy, and grief,
Must find at last a sure relief,
As did our many brothers.
"Autumn" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

Americans get too many calories from soda.
Mike is in New Haven this morning where some residents are concerned that last night's debate showed too many personal attacks between candidates, and not nearly enough focus on real issues.
I was on a bender, had a few too many "sex with an alligator" shots, and was throwing up into the urinal when I looked up and saw me, on the wall, farting .
There's simply too many of them to report on.
There were too many people at play in the Happy Land Social Club early in the morning of March 25, 1990.
Too many cooks spoil 'The Gods.
Melbye says too many complaints end up in limbo.
If the new year finds you pulled in too many directions, take heart.
The City Council has decided that there are just too many banks on the Upper West Side.
Memphis has too many bike lane signs, says councilman Jim Strickland.
For too many people, the phrase " free software " conjures up images of pirated brand-name applications or poorly supported third-class programs.
Way too many events during the Holiday's to list, so I have made this link for you guys.
There won't be too many days like this I'm afraid.
Some top deficit hawks from the left and right are flashing a warning sign: Making too many federal spending cuts now will hurt the economy.
Hubby and I haven't seen too many birds the past few days.
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In science:

In fact it has too many, to the extent of not being an algebra because of the well known product problem of the distributions.
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
However, this provides too many maps, because the Borel spaces are usually very big.
Orbispaces and Orbifolds from the Point of View of the Borel Construction, a new Definition
The “ifs” and “buts” in current models are still too many.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
Second, it would likely produce too many galaxies with large velocity dispersions.
Early Formation and Late Merging of the Giant Galaxies
When generating graphs to test drawing algorithms, for instance, it makes no sense to generate graphs with too many edges.
Generating connected acyclic digraphs uniformly at random
If we really want to make explicit calculations the supervectors ψ should not have too many components.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
Consequently, e(Gn )/n − Wn → 0, and the result follows by Lemma 8.7. (cid:3) Finally, we note that small sets of vertices do not connect to too many edges.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
However, for general p ∈ (0, 1), this cannot be done – there are just too many equations.
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
The two runs without supernova feedback produce far too many satellite.
Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Formation I: Star Formation, Feedback, Resolution and Matching the Tully--Fisher Relation (among other things)
The 2 runs without supernova feedback produce far too many satellites.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
Unfortunately, there are far too many pieces of information missing to make the results of such a study at all useful.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
But for d = nǫ with any constant ǫ > 0 the graph has too many small cycles and it seems very hard to apply this method.
Random Discrete Matrices
For example, the minimal version of the model has more than 20 parameters, which, as most physicists believe, are too many for a fundamental theory.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
In this paper we show that the Jacobi last multiplier associated with the Lie symmetries admitted by simple models of classical mechanics produces (too?) many Lagrangians in a simple way.
Lagrangians Galore
Note that in this sum solutions belonging to several clusters have been counted too many times.
Random subcubes as a toy model for constraint satisfaction problems
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