Definitions

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  • n. excessive, undue haste.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Too great haste.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Too great haste.

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Examples

  • Probably each year will render the overhaste of this course more apparent, and it is likely that some other mode of upholding pure

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Kuroishi is unlighted, and I was tumbling and stumbling along in overhaste when a strong arm cleared the way, and the house-master appeared with a very pretty lantern, hanging close to the ground from a cane held in the hand.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Nothing must appear to touch you, nothing to agitate: you must never overhaste yourself, must ever keep yourself composed, retaining still an outward calmness, whatever storms may rage within.

    Chapter XVI. Book V

  • ‘Tell them too, that I have made a blunder through overhaste, through too much good nature: lay all the fault on me.

    Chapter II

  • Will you, dear, without putting yourself to too much inconvenience by overhaste, direct the 'Nazione' people to send the journal, to which we must subscribe for three months, to S.E. le General Comte de Noue, Comandante della piazza di Roma.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • And to think that she had come so near holding this inimitable creature in her hand, and by overhaste, or clumsiness of statement should lose it!

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • "So different from that rascal Woods, who treated some of the men as if they were dogs, and allowed many a poor sheep to go shorn to its pen cut and bleeding from overhaste, with never a word of remonstrance."

    Fifty-Two Stories For Girls

  • But Sheridan, undazzled by his brilliant success up to this point, did not mar his work by overhaste.

    Hero Tales from American History

  • Fregellae, the town which assumed the lead in the movement and either through overhaste or faulty information alone took the fatal step, [486] was a Latin colony which had been planted by Rome in the territory of the Volsci in the year 328

    A History of Rome During the Later Republic and Early Principate

  • Probably each year will render the overhaste of this course more apparent, and it is likely that some other mode of upholding pure Christianity will have to be adopted, when the venerable men who now sustain and guide the native pastors by their influence shall have been gathered to their rest.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

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