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  • v. Present participle of overextend.


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  • The parallels between Imperial Germany and Imperial America -- both in overextending wars to enhance their position versus powerful rivals -- are as informative as they are troubling.

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  • I want a president, an entire executive branch AND a congress, that does not engage in overextending our presence, our hegemony, in areas where we don’t belong.

    duh pookie

  • And if such shenanigans had any unintended consequences, such as overextending Rome's power to the point of bringing down the entire empire, well, the next fellow would have to clean up the mess.

    Bread and circuses

  • "Mom will want to come in and decorate the room and buy window shades and outfit the room and make all these decisions for their kids, kind of overextending their influence," Goetze said.

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  • When the subprime mortgage crisis hit, borrowers were unable to pay their mortgage loans due to a variety of reason such as overextending of their credit, adjusted mortgage rates (many of them initially started with a low interest rates, before being adjusted to higher rates), high personal and coporate debts etc.

  • The most challenging has been to avoid overextending myself or the business.

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  • But I haven't given any easy ammunition to the right by "appeasing" those countries or risked overextending our military capabilities by attempting more aggressive measures.

    John Feffer: Barack Obama's Secret State of the Union

  • Both sides were guilty of overextending their supply lines and their war aims.

    Between War and Peace

  • But both families are committed to save in other areas of their lives in order to have these things without overextending their budgets.

    Lighten Up

  • Recently, some economists have started to warn about soaring home prices, worried buyers may be overextending themselves.

    Flaherty Expects Mild Pace of Growth to Continue


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