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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overtask.


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  • Kitty’s delicate ways had me all the more overtasked.

    Excerpt: The Nightingales of Troy by Alice Fulton

  • Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked … Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.

    Religion & Faith

  • This was as prime a point of honour with him as with the generous elephant with whom we have already compared him, who, being overtasked, broke his skull through the desperate exertions which he made to discharge his duty, when he perceived they were bringing up another to his assistance.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Daring speculations fail; the struggle in unnatural competition with men of large capital, or dishonourable dealings, wears out at last the overtasked frame — life is spent in a whirl — death summons them, and finds them unprepared.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • At 4 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2000, overtired and overtasked national leaders broke days of deadlock when Germany compromised by accepting a skewed voting system for the EU.

    Kick The Can, Please!

  • ‘Did you mark his telling her she was tired and did too much, and overtasked her strength?’

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • No, I'd guess that in an overtasked and underfunded CF, this particular problem simply never reached the top of enough people's "to do" piles.

    It's not just

  • Others thought "dumb" was closer to the truth, among them Ms. Herman's ex-husband, who said she was "intellectually overtasked."

    Herman and Göring

  • It calls for a lot of MPs, which is the most overtasked branch in the army.


  • Gallantry was at last beat by nature, his overtasked muscles would do no more for him, and he was fain to stop, dropping his partner into a chair, and throwing himself in a state of utter exhaustion against the wall.

    The Three Clerks


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