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


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  • Actually, to say that Carlos Slim "jockeyed" for the title overstates the case.

    Ventura County Star Stories

  • The title overstates the case: Wall Street and Washington did not betray the American people: betrayal presumes an obligation, an obligation which existed only as a fantasy in the population at large, a fantasy no more or less vacuous than our millennial belief in gods.

    Planet Atheism

  • The issue is McCain overstates no preconditions as becoming best buddies on day one.

    Obama: McCain 'obsessed' with Ahmadinajad

  • And because his simplistic approach is so unanalytical, Fromkin overstates and underargues his thesis.

    New & Noteworthy

  • LEVIN: I mean, I think that kind of overstates it a little bit.

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2006

  • I think that Blanche Cook's book, which I find quite an interesting book in many ways, really kind of overstates the case.

    The Roosevelts: An American Saga

  • Sorry, say economists, but that widely reported figure significantly overstates the boost a bachelor's degree gives to earnings over a career.

    College Does Pay Off, but It's No Free Ride

  • Most important, Mr. Laqueur overstates both how steep Europe's decline is likely to be and how thoroughly it will dash the dreams of ordinary Europeans.

    A Continent's Discontents

  • Laurie Zoloth, a bioethicist at Northwestern University, said she worries that the report overstates science's capacity to predict things based on genes.

    Advisory Group Urges Gene Mapping For Soldiers

  • But Ms. Neal conveniently leaves out the rest of what I said: Neal's group overstates the problem.

    Academically Adrift: Ekman responds to ACTA's Neal


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