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

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Abrupt Ending of an Unhealthy Relationship

  • He seemed recognizably human, unlike some of his overpolished peers.

    Bill Katovsky: The Touchy-Feely Democratic Candidate -- New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

  • Sainte Beuve the first professional literary critic wrote the kind of beautifully overpolished prose-about-prose that only undergraduates have to read today.

    American Connections

  • The mahogany trimmings of doors and columns seemed to announce from every overpolished surface a pompous self-sufficiency.

    The Nest Builder

  • 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.

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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox brings charming, idiosyncratic personality to the overpolished genre of contemporary family films.

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  • 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

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