Definitions

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  • adv. With excessive fondness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an over-fond manner; with excessive fondness.

Etymologies

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overfond +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Guardastagno (forgetting the lawes of respect and loyall friendship) became overfondly enamoured, expressing the same by such outward meanes, that the Lady her selfe tooke knowledge thereof, and not with any dislike, as it seemed, but rather lovingly entertained; yet she grew not so forgetfull of her honour and estimation, as the other did of faith to his friend.

    The Decameron

  • Three more days the Arla spent on the coast, and three more nights the skipper and the mate drank overfondly of cold tea, leaving Bertie to keep the watch.

    The Terrible Solomons

  • Three more days the _Arla_ spent on the coast, and three more nights the skipper and the mate drank overfondly of cold tea, leaving Bertie to keep watch.

    Great Sea Stories

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