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


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  • 'The Beaver,' a hand-puppet tale that overexplains itself, still fits Gibson like a glove.

    'Thor': A Vehicle of Low Norsepower

  • Having been in Washington for decades, he often overexplains those details, as Bob Dole did against Bill Clinton in 1996.

    Rhetorical Questions

  • I like it when he glibly overexplains some aberrant behaviorial trait to Richard Belzer and Ice T, who make only the slightest pretense of listening (and caring); but that's the only thing I like.

    If Loving You is Wong, I Don't Want to Be Right: James Wolcott

  • Finally, the movie overexplains Lisbeth Salander, diminishing her mysterious appeal. Philadelphia Weekly

  • Projective identification both overexplains and underexplains, but limits aside, an awareness of the process might usefully get a couple puzzling over the constraints they’ve imposed on each other, as well as themselves.


  • As Topher overexplains, making a superperson isn't possible: "Achievement is balanced by fault, by a lack.

    The New Yorker


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