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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of overpolish.
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Like Mr. Honour, who is one of the most gifted writers on art active these days, I too have looked many times at the Ilaria, often in the company of marble sculptors, both before and after the treatment, and I see what he fails to see: an overcleaned and overpolished fifteenth-century statue, one that did not need any treatment in the first place.
He seemed recognizably human, unlike some of his overpolished peers.
Sainte Beuve the first professional literary critic wrote the kind of beautifully overpolished prose-about-prose that only undergraduates have to read today.
The mahogany trimmings of doors and columns seemed to announce from every overpolished surface a pompous self-sufficiency.
Freeman was destined to play Nelson Mandela some day, but equally inevitable was that any resultant movie was going to be a stately, overpolished bore, especially with Eastwood at the helm.
Fantastic Mr. Fox brings charming, idiosyncratic personality to the overpolished genre of contemporary family films.
Expressions une lèche-botte = a bootlicker le lèche-vitrines = window-shopping faire du lèche-vitrines = to go window-shopping s’en lécher les babines = to lick one’s lips se lécher les doigts = to lick one’s fingers trop léché = overdone, overpolished