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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overcorrect.


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  • But the “percent of growth” way of talking overcorrects too far in the other direction, treating growth only as a joint product without bothering much about the extent to which differential returns represent differential inputs.

    Framing Inequality

  • But in doing so Gilroy, like Brantley and Fender, overcorrects.

    Introduction: A History of Transatlantic Romanticism

  • Similarly, she dismisses "uncritical critical admirers" of the roistering Sir John Falstaff -- who, for Bloom, is both "the image of freedom's wit" and his own alter ego -- and overcorrects by calling Plump Jack as merely "a diverting and amusing stage presence."


  • The problem is the market typically overcorrects on both the upside and downside.

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  • Just about every rollover in an SUV is caused when the harebrained driver overcorrects after panicking from veering off into the shoulder.

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  • In making Darwin pathologically despondent for much of the movie, the film overcorrects the cliché that rationality and passion are mutually exclusive.

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