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overoptimistically

Definitions

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  • adv. In an overoptimistic manner.

Etymologies

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overoptimistic +‎ -ally

Examples

  • LOUIS: Robert is assuming, I think, overoptimistically that the president is going to shift dramatically over the last 24 months of his administration.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2007

  • Certainly not a panacea, and more likely a damp squib in terms both of revenue and efficiency gains (and perhaps more likely to result in efficiency losses), financial transactions taxes could be a threat to fiscal stability if overoptimistically seized upon as a reason for abolishing more reliable revenue sources.

    The Adam Smith Institute Blog

  • Since, like White, I am a lawyer, I was most interested in his last chapter, Constituting a Culture of Argument, which is overoptimistically subtitled, The Possibilities of American Law.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 2

  • Such accounts, plus the testimony that Domna hosted public receptions for the most prominent men just as the emperor himself did and was given her own security detail of the Praetorian Guard, have led some modern historians to conclude, overoptimistically, that Domna was effectively her son’s co-regent—in other words that she had a level of executive authority far beyond the incidental influence gained through proximity that had been wielded by Livia and Agrippina.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • He was overoptimistically certain of the ability of the forces presently in his hand to destroy Wellington’s army without the direct involvement of Grouchy; he was also convinced that the Prussian army was a broken reed.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

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