Definitions

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  • adj. Excessively strenuous.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ strenuous

Examples

  • Chipper Dove's girl friend laughed — that high-strung, overstrenuous laugh like breaking ice, that laugh of little icicles shattering.

    The Hotel New Hampshire

  • The quiet end of the day is almost as good for clear thinking as the early morning, especially if the day has not been overstrenuous and the activities have been gradually tapered off.

    Industrial Progress and Human Economics

  • A faster pace will not be advocated, for the present gait is overstrenuous.

    Industrial Progress and Human Economics

  • From first to last their conception of the enemy was an overstrenuous, foolish man, red with effort, with protruding eyes and a forced frightfulness of demeanour.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • If it is his weakness that his theory of life is overstrenuous, one-sided and out of date, it is his strength that he has opinions of his own and that he is willing to face the problems that insistently confront us to-day.

    Inquiries and Opinions

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