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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overscore.
  • adj. scored for too many instruments (or types of instrument)

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Examples

  • Whatensues is gooey, overscored, treacle-streaked religiosity for depressedDemocrats, and a fine argument for stripping celebrities of theirvoting rights.

    On the Scene at Toronto: Emilio Estevez's 'Bobby' and more | EW.com

  • I should never get to the bottom — were I to let myself go even now — of the prodigious private commentary, all under still more private correction, with which, in these days, I overscored their full hours.

    The Turn of the Screw

  • I should never get to the bottom -- were I to let myself go even now -- of the prodigious private commentary, all under still more private correction, with which, in these days, I overscored their full hours.

    The Turn of the Screw

  • Mr. Follet points out, for instance, how in "Chance" we have one layer of personal receptivity after another; each one, as in a sort of rich palimpsest of overlaid impressions, making the material under our hands thicker, fuller, more significant, more symbolic, more underscored and overscored with interesting personal values.

    Suspended Judgments Essays on Books and Sensations

  • He holds up for inspection the blackboard, overscored on both sides with great chalk-marks.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • Parsifal has brought to these things a consciousness not blurred and overscored by worldly knowledge and desires, a native capacity for love of others uninterfered with by the developed consideration of self.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • I demanded, quite clear-headed, and quite determined that now or never the overscored slate of suspicion should be wiped clean.

    The Prairie Mother

  • When an ancient treasure of precious vessels, overscored with glowing gems and wrought artistically into wondrous shapes, has, by a prodigious process, been converted through a vast community into the small change, the simple circulating medium of dollars and 'nickels,' we can only say that the consequent permeation will be of values of a new order.

    An Englishman Looks at the World

  • But before many minutes were passed, the quiet of the autumn noon began to be overscored by distant humming, faint at first, and then quickly growing louder, and he saw far away a little brown speck coming swiftly towards him.

    Michael

  • Voices, horns, drums, the tramp of a thousand footsteps on the rubber pavements, the sombre roll of wheels from the station behind -- all united in one overwhelmingly solemn booming, overscored by shriller notes.

    Lord of the World

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