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pronoun, determiner, & adverb
Too much.as adverb ‘I would not worry overmuch’as determiner ‘the police may have overmuch regard for public order considerations’as pronoun ‘she was requiring overmuch from him’
inordinately, unduly, unnecessarily, unreasonably, absurdly, ridiculously, overly, to too great a degree, extra, very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, unusually, impossibly, illogically, irrationallyView synonyms
- ‘The man wasn't known for celebrating anything overmuch, especially when preparing food.’
- ‘His expression smoothly dispensed of his surprise and assumed a look of cunning which Em didn't like overmuch.’
- ‘What critics or audiences think of me doesn't worry me overmuch, as long as I am still offered new challenges in the theatre as well as cinema.’
- ‘Sometimes we argue overmuch when what we should do is shut up.’
- ‘She bit her lip to keep it from trembling overmuch.’
- ‘The computer industry, needless to say, has never worried itself overmuch about that.’
- ‘Do not concern yourself overmuch with the behaviour of your betters.’
- ‘If the guy wants what is best for his country, and if he does not infringe on mine overmuch to do it, he can go right ahead.’
- ‘So we should have no wish to punish them overmuch.’
- ‘This is a tiny airport with very few formalities and even fewer facilities, so nobody worries overmuch about designated parking places.’
- ‘Do not worry overmuch, Cale, we'll solve this soon.’
- ‘Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature.’
- ‘We no longer need to look everything up, or worry overmuch about pronunciation.’
- ‘The first thing you must learn is not to fear me overmuch.’
- ‘Taylor originally trained as a lawyer, but, having damaged his eyesight in studying, sought work which did not involve overmuch reading and writing.’
- ‘Yet Reana trusted him and did not worry overmuch for his sake, especially since all of her concern had been reserved for a certain old man.’
- ‘The notion that he was a great man who hesitated overmuch to exercise power over his brother bishops seems to me to be much closer to the reality.’
- ‘Heat's not rising anymore; it's settled, close and wet, nothing to do but sweat and try not to breathe overmuch.’
- ‘He would like to see people taking a little more exercise rather than worrying overmuch about whether they've eaten too much chocolate.’
- ‘But if I'm honest the illogicality didn't concern me overmuch.’
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