Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Excess of measure; something that exceeds the measure proposed.
- To measure or estimate too largely.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To measure or estimate too largely.
- n. Excessive measure; the excess beyond true or proper measure; surplus.
- over- + measure (Wiktionary)
“It was Stamatis as a toddler, with the same gnarled face, the same stoop, the same overmeasure of aural hair, reaching up to the kitchen table and taking a dried pea from a wooden bowl.”
“If any one thinks this is overmeasure of praise, let him look at the Letter H school, now become a type, and see what he thinks of it.”
“How can you preach fasting, you, who wish to deluge me with such an overmeasure of sorrow?”
“If any one thinks this is overmeasure of praise, let him look at the "Letter H" school, now become a type, and see what he thinks of it.”
“Then fell there joy and bliss in overmeasure that night upon both palaces of the Canal Grande.”
“Not this rock only; his omnipresence fills," was "peculiar as having a distinct syllable of overmeasure.”
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