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  • v. Present participle of overstate.


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  • That will come with its own bread and circuses problems, I'm sure, but I think in overstating the likely effects as a doomsday scenario, you risk defeating your own purpose, invoking the cynical apathy that prevents most deeply dystopian views from being treated seriously, to be honest.

    More Aesthetics

  • Actually, Swedes is kind of overstating the case; they look to me to be close to Jennifer Aniston's complexion who's a mix of Greek, Italian, and Scottish, so they'd kind of be normal for part-Mediterranean/part-northern European.

    On Micheal Jackson's Downfall

  • I think that's kind of overstating what the sheriff meant.

    CNN Transcript Aug 8, 2007

  • In addition, the Morgan Stanley analyst is confident pricing for blockbuster cancer drug Avastin will remain stable for several years and believes investors are "overstating" the threat of off-label use of Avastin cannibalizing sales of Lucentis, an experimental treatment for age-related blindness.

    Genentech Has 'Unrivaled Growth' Among Large-Caps

  • In another try, Hunter said Clark was "overstating" the risk in challenging other countries in the Middle East.


  • Georgetown University law professor Paul Rothstein cautioned against "overstating" the possibility of Bush's personal involvement in the leak.


  • TOOBIN: Well, I think, first of all, it's really inappropriate to make up your mind in any way based on so little evidence that has been presented so far, so I think he's really kind of overstating what he could possibly say.

    CNN Transcript Jun 24, 2004

  • It's kind of overstating it, for a long time, but he was chief of staff of the Black Panther Party in the late ` 60s while Huey was in jail and after Eldridge fled to Algeria.

    The Shadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America

  • Sir David King has hit out at climate scientists for 'overstating' the risks of global warming. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • I am open to the idea that the page would be 'overstating' his claim, if we used the formulation I first of all offered, but my statement is NOT factually incorrect.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]


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