from The Century Dictionary.
- To love to excess; prize or value too much.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To love to excess.
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- verb To
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Battered and the Pipes Shattered about their Eares, that idely Idolize so base and barbarous a Weed, or at least overlove so loathsome a
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.
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."
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. "