Definitions

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  • verb Alternative form of overeducate.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A British historian quoted a Japanese army document stating that American men “make money to live luxuriously and over-educate their wives and daughters who are allowed to talk too much” a sentiment doubtless shared by some American males.

    Whirlwind

  • A British historian quoted a Japanese army document stating that American men “make money to live luxuriously and over-educate their wives and daughters who are allowed to talk too much” a sentiment doubtless shared by some American males.

    Whirlwind

  • That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.

    Fine Art Friday

  • That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.

    The recommended allowance

  • That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Once you over-educate a girl, you can do nothing with her, she gives herself such airs; and you have managed to over-educate yourself somehow, although _how_ remains

    The Heavenly Twins

  • I fear at the present time we are inclined to run to the other extreme, and over-educate those who would be far happier and altogether more useful members of society, were we content with teaching the three great rudiments -- reading, writing, and arithmetic.

    Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo Comprising a Tour Through North and South Italy and Sicily with a Short Account of Malta

  • Lady Benyon had no patience with people who over-educate girls -- with boys it was different; but let a girl grow up strong and healthy, and get her married as soon as possible, was what she advised.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

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