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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overinform.

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Examples

  • “We are already the most overinformed, underreflective people in the history of civilization,” argue Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, Harvard-based psychologists and leading adult developmental thinkers.

    The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working

  • In person, he hardly appeared of this world; his slight frame was overinformed by the soul that dwelt within; he was all mind; “Man but a rush against” his breast, and it would have conquered his strength; but the might of his smile would have tamed an hungry lion, or caused a legion of armed men to lay their weapons at his feet.

    The Last Man

  • We're so brutally overinformed about every aspect of every player in the NFL

    Slate Magazine

  • Rather, it's our ready acceptance that the past is our only future: that after postmodernism, with its weary, overinformed view that there is nothing new to say, comes something called "superhybridity."

    NYT > Home Page

  • In person, he hardly appeared of this world; his slight frame was overinformed by the soul that dwelt within; he was all mind; "Man but a rush against" his breast, and it would have conquered his strength; but the might of his smile would have tamed an hungry lion, or caused a legion of armed men to lay their weapons at his feet.

    The Last Man

  • Modern society is producing ever more overinformed, overanxious and overprotective parents, blamed for causing or exacerbating all sorts of problems in their children, from learning disabilities to teenage anorexia.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Desiccated expertise, of the kind possessed by economists, environmental scientists, and overinformed reporters from the lamestream media, clouds good judgment; Palin's life, by contrast, is presented as one of passion, sincerity, and principle.

    The New York Review of Books

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