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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overexplain.


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  • We live in a time and culture where everything is overexplained, overexamined, before, during, and after, and I think here's an opportunity -- because God knows it doesn't need the publicity -- to just leave it alone.

    Harry Potter And The Mystery Of Why Alan Rickman Still Won’t Talk Snape » MTV Movies Blog

  • And now I've done and overexplained the whole thing... han

    An Official Image of Jonah Hex | /Film

  • With the Hemingway/Kipling bias always on display, Orwell's every act is overexplained with a virtual claim on clairvoyance, right up to the moment of his death, when "he wasn't able to ring for a nurse and no one heard his strangled cry for help."

    George Orwell FAQ - George Orwell: The Chestnut Tree Cafe

  • It's funny, because I always thought NPR reviews overexplained rock music.

    NPR : Too hip for its own good

  • And I liked how things weren't overexplained -- I can't exactly remember a specific example, but -- the viewer is shown enough to know what's happening, but not more than you need to know.

    readersguide Diary Entry

  • Photos and four-by-six-foot schematic drawings were displayed and overexplained; cnme-scene locations were visited and revisited on the eerie charts that dom. inated the trial's first week.

    Along Came a Spider

  • This double and overexplained message bothered Anna: Did Don want to go or not?

    Living with the Passive—Aggressive Man

  • Which is preferable to an overexplained, neatly encapsulated cliche. - News

  • I understand, sorry if I overexplained GTD, my point was simply that I get the impression the Middle Way seems largely based on GTD, with Covey attached, rather than the other way around.

    D*I*Y Planner - Comments

  • For many in the civilized world, self evident means simple concepts must be explained, reexplained, and overexplained until thick skulls are forced to inculcate them.



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