Definitions

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  • v. To love too much.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To love to excess.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To love to excess; prize or value too much.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ love

Examples

  • Battered and the Pipes Shattered about their Eares, that idely Idolize so base and barbarous a Weed, or at least overlove so loathsome a

    The Social History of Smoking

  • Self-opinion and self-love are the great strong holds which the gospel sets itself to beat down; for by nature we are as prone to overvalue as to overlove ourselves; but in both of them there is a kind of spiritual fulness and repletion, which must be removed and carried off, before the gospel can have its effect upon us.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VI.

  • The title of this tirade is very quaint, viz. "Tobacco battered, and the Pipes shattered (about their Ears who idly idolize so base and barbarous a Weed; or at least-wise overlove so loathsome a Vanity) by a Volley of holy Shot from Mount Helicon."

    The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831

  • And he the horizons can make to joy and lovers with overlove can destroy, nor shall any after his decease such excellence of speech employ. "

    Arabian nights. English

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