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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overbreed.

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Examples

  • My 'overbred' creatures are a series of animals that bear the imagined results of domestication pushed to absurdity.

    I Want Your Skull

  • As a breed they do tend to be relitively short lived, Ive rarely heard of one living much longer than 12 and the breed has been overbred tho the point that many dogs get hip dysplasia as they age.

    Ok I have $150 (that I'll tell you about).

  • Being a writer is like being one of those riskily overbred pedigreed dogs — a French bulldog, for instance — poorly suited for survival despite their very special attributes.

    I Am Sorry to Inform You

  • Heritage breeds were all but lost when industrial-scale poultry operations took over the market with the fast-growing Broad Breasted White, now found everywhere and so overbred it is incapable of carrying its own weight, much less flying or mating naturally.

    Wendy Gordon: The Blessing of Variety: An Eco-Omnivore's Thanksgiving

  • Theo thought roses were overused and overbred, and he preferred less formal flowers, things that drooped and swayed in the breeze.

    The Bird House

  • Lucas and Fischer are fine economists, but they overbred.

    David Colander on Graduate Study in Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Being a writer is like being one of those riskily overbred pedigreed dogs — a French bulldog, for instance — poorly suited for survival despite their very special attributes.

    I Am Sorry to Inform You

  • As a breed they do tend to be relitively short lived, Ive rarely heard of one living much longer than 12 and the breed has been overbred tho the point that many dogs get hip dysplasia as they age.

    Ok I have $150 (that I'll tell you about).

  • Being a writer is like being one of those riskily overbred pedigreed dogs — a French bulldog, for instance — poorly suited for survival despite their very special attributes.

    I Am Sorry to Inform You

  • This not-so-subtle slam at the dangers of genetic engineering depicts a Grant-Wood-Iowa country-fair display of square tomatoes, a multiteated cow and other oddities in an unmodified soybean field, plus a pathetically overbred Chinese Crested dog, presented on an oval insert like a blue-ribbon prize.

    An Illustrative Career Depicting Dystopias

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