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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overpraise.

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Examples

  • If Sorkin overpraises Brazil, he presents a picture of U.S. private equity that's simply bizarre.

    Robert Teitelman: Brazil, America and the Realities of Private Equity

  • Ed here: This review overpraises the movie, I think, but it's an intersting film only because it reminds us of the influence newspapers once held.

    Gettin Sentimental; David Janssen; Lost Movies

  • Such a view is a sad, shriveled, and narrow perspective of fiction's possibilities, one that overpraises the virtues of propaganda and ignores the virtues of allegory, fable, myth, poetry, and imagination.

    Norman Spinrad, Messiah

  • He does well enough but he somewhat overpraises himself.

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • In the first place, the public, anxious to praise what it recognizes as an undoubted moral effort often attended with real personal sacrifice, joyfully seizes upon this manifestation and overpraises it, recognizing the philanthropist as an old friend in the paths of righteousness, whereas the others are strangers and possibly to be distrusted as aliens.

    Democracy and Social Ethics

  • His avowed taste in poetry is hard to reconcile with his own performances: his verse was rushing, irregular, audacious, yet he overpraises the smooth composition of Rogers; he dealt in heroic themes and passionate love-stories, yet Crabbe's humble pastorals had their full charm for him.

    Studies in Literature and History

  • She by no means overpraises her own sex, and openly declares that young women will not consent to place themselves in fair competition with men.

    North America

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