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overrefinements

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  • n. Plural form of overrefinement.

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Examples

  • The romanticism that had dominated serious music since Beethoven appealed to refinements—perhaps overrefinements—of sentiments that are hardly to be found in the contemporary world.

    THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN MIND

  • Was Bessie, the spoilt, pampered child of fashion with her soft, white body, any more fit for a life lived close to nature than Blanch who was naturally strong, sinuous and supple, though so softened by luxury and the overrefinements of civilization?

    When Dreams Come True

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