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  • noun Plural form of overgrowth.

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Examples

  • To over-writers like, I must admit, myself, it may seem a trifle odd to suggest adding detail to a piece of writing as short as 5 pages, but actually, most synopses suffer from overgrowths of generalization and an insufficiency of specifics.

    Author! Author! » 2009 » September

  • Though I can't say I ever much objected to Vancian prose overgrowths, which are usually both evocative and just plain fun, he has just as often startled me with something simple and direct.

    :Acquired Taste

  • To over-writers like, I must admit, myself, it may seem a trifle odd to suggest adding detail to a piece of writing as short as 5 pages, but actually, most synopses suffer from overgrowths of generalization and an insufficiency of specifics.

    Author! Author! » 2008 » September

  • To over-writers like, I must admit, myself, it may seem a trifle odd to suggest adding detail to a piece of writing as short as 5 pages, but actually, most synopses suffer from overgrowths of generalization and an insufficiency of specifics.

    Author! Author! » Blog Archive » Synopsis-writing 101, part VI: la la la la TO ME

  • Since I don't suffer from bowel or bladder problems, immune deficiencies, or periodic overgrowths of candida, I must conclude that my bacteria are flourishing just fine.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Since I don't suffer from bowel or bladder problems, immune deficiencies, or periodic overgrowths of candida, I must conclude that my bacteria are flourishing just fine.

    land of plenty

  • Other inconsequent questions jutted from the obscurity like the untrimmed overgrowths from the hedges of a neglected maze.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • Other inconsequent questions jutted from the obscurity like the untrimmed overgrowths from the hedges of a neglected maze.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • This is one of the necessary and inevitable overgrowths of a luxury which we have not yet learned to manage.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • Their aim was restoration, and in the process of attaining to it, they exercised the most careful discrimination between the old and the new, and, while cutting away without hesitation the later overgrowths, preserved with scrupulous care the ancient landmarks.

    Studies in the Book of Common Prayer

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