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over-forwardness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The stat e of being over-forward; too great forwardness or readiness; officiousness.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She questioned just how much active care she might take of Lady Calmady without indiscretion of over-forwardness.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • But I should say, that his withdrawing with a very serious aspect, made me afraid I had gone too far: and I said, “What shall I do, if I have incurred Mr.B. ‘s anger by my over-forwardness!

    Pamela

  • The Life of PHILIP ROCHE, a Pirate, etc. As in the life of Captain Massey, my readers cannot but take notice of those great evils into which men are brought by over-forwardness and inconsideration, so in the life of the malefactor we are now to speak of, they will discern what a prodigious pitch of wickedness, rapine and cruelty, human nature is capable of reaching unto, when people abandon themselves to a desire of living after their own wicked inclinations, without considering the injuries they do others while they gratify their own lusts and sensual pleasures.

    Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed

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