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  • v. Present participle of overtire.

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Examples

  • On the other hand, I decided that I do actually want to be able to consciously adjust my posture to walk quickly without overtiring my muscles.

    fruitful weekend

  • When Lady Wolseley sent a note to say that she was in the vicinity, Henry thought a lunch for her at Lamb House with his family might interest William without overtiring him and allow Alice and Peggy to view an amusing and rare specimen of modern English womanhood.

    The Master

  • I think these things are achievable and safe for me to do without overtiring myself, and yet they are all steps to preparing my body for health.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • Furthermore, Bennigsen compromised his chance of a successful outcome to the battle by overtiring his men in the preceding 48 hours.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • "You have been overtiring yourself," he said, looking down at her curiously.

    The Devil's Paw

  • She had calculated the possibility of his backing out under the plea of his health, so she determined not to give him a chance to have the slightest excuse by overtiring him.

    Halcyone

  • If this point of view be kept in mind, then I think the drills should be continued daily, for, on the one hand, there is no risk of overtiring the horses, and, on the other, the object is to weld the men into a cohesive whole, and impress on them the essential principles of the elementary tactical evolutions, in order to make them as soon as possible into a combatant unit.

    Cavalry in Future Wars

  • He made a list of the few persons whom he wished to see and to whom messengers were sent at once; then he asked for his chief clerk, and when Jenkins suggested that he was overtiring himself,

    The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)

  • She knelt down, and, taking his thin hand in hers, said, "You have been overtiring yourself with those tiresome letters."

    The Semi-Attached Couple

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