Definitions

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  • Excessive and unwarranted emphasis.

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  • noun state in which something receives too much stress or attention

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  • noun too much emphasis

Etymologies

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over- +‎ emphasis

Examples

  • But for him, or at least his surrogates, to turn around and accuse the Clinton's of vicious attacks, distortions, dirty politics, and even racism for calling Obama on his overemphasis is the height of hypocricy.

    Bill Clinton: Obama's Candidacy Isn't The "Fairy Tale" ��� But His War Opposition Is

  • But CEO Russ Smyth told investors in December the company is moving away from what he called an '' overemphasis '' on '' fast money '' because it damaged the company's brand image.

    MSN Money Finance Tips

  • But CEO Russ Smyth told investors in December the company is moving away from what he called an '' overemphasis '' on '' fast money '' because it damaged the company's brand image.

    MSN Money Finance Tips

  • But CEO Russ Smyth told investors in December the company is moving away from what he called an '' overemphasis '' on '' fast money '' because it damaged the company's brand image.

    MSN Money Finance Tips

  • But CEO Russ Smyth told investors in December the company is moving away from what he called an '' overemphasis '' on '' fast money '' because it damaged the company's brand image.

    MSN Money Finance Tips

  • "I think it's an appropriate time and I think the commissioner recognizes that," said Cohen, who has voiced frustration with what he describes as an "overemphasis" on standardized testing, in part because of No Child Left Behind.

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  • The problem with West lies in his overemphasis on sex to the detriment of the other aspects.

    David L. Schindler criticizes Christopher West's work with TOTB

  • I really see the overemphasis on be as an auxiliary early on contributing a lot to learner errors later on.

    E is for Error « An A-Z of ELT

  • I try not to overemphasis masculinity and devalue femininity, she said.

    Gender stereotypes easing more for girls than boys

  • All the 14 writers whose work provides the main focus here were born after 1955 and the book emphasises the idea of the short lyric poem, flexible, unpredictable, free of an overemphasis on craft, as the marker of a new sensibility.

    Poetry: in brief – reviews

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