Definitions

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  • n. The property of being excessive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being excessive; excess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

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Examples

  • It serves as an indicator as to how the issue of excessiveness is resonating with consumers.

    21 posts from April 2008

  • As for presenting the issue of profits to the jury, the court recognized that any award would be subject to review for inadequacy or excessiveness, but still wanted to put it before the jury in the first instance.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Martha rose from her seat to greet her, in the hearty Hawaiian way, arms about, lips on lips, faces eloquent and bodies no less eloquent with sincereness and frank excessiveness of emotion.

    ON THE MAKALOA MAT

  • This profile, rich with footage, depicts a man whose energy and lust for life, as well its joys and sadnesses, informed his playing, and whose excessiveness broke the banks of mere virtuosity.

    TV highlights 07/10/2011

  • That's pretty much the state of Syrah these days—never mind that there are plenty of wines that defy the stereotype of excessiveness and that pair well with food.

    Can We Rekindle Our Love Affair With Syrah?

  • Of course, the criticism at Blographia Literaria remains stiff with jargon “Realistic scene-dressing is the provision of quotidian details which, because of their superfluity or excessiveness, demonstrate at least the authorial intention of anchoring the action in reality”, but at least Seal has given up moral preening for a bit.

    And quiet flow the links

  • And to what or whom am I supposed to compare my self-criticism to determine its excessiveness?

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • Is it the fact that consumers react only in instances of egregious over packaging or are people becoming more and more aware of packaging and excessiveness in general?

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  • Blanchot's commentary evokes "A scene: a shadow, a faint gleam, an 'almost' with the characteristics of 'too much,' of excessiveness" (114).

    The Ordinary Sky: Wordsworth, Blanchot, and the Writing of Disaster

  • Huxley formulated his dystopian world after observing the excessiveness of Americans during the Roaring 20s.

    BRAVE NEW WORLD - 2009

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