from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The stat e of being over-forward; too great forwardness or readiness; officiousness.
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She questioned just how much active care she might take of Lady Calmady without indiscretion of over-forwardness.
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!
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.