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

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Examples

  • "Thurgood had a real soft spot, but his belief in principle overweighed any amount of unnecessary mercy," Howard said.

    Terrence Howard Draws from Nelson Mandela, Thurgood Marshall for Law & Order: Los Angeles

  • In each of the three stories in this paper, I believe that government decision-makers overweighed a simplistic version of economic theory.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • But that is the Miriam trademark which we have all bowed down to at first, then became an irreverent source of amusement, and later embraced as an innate part of the whole package that is overweighed with pure wisdom, nothing else.

    A Quartet of disparities: Imelda, Cory, Miriam and Gloria

  • Think about it: failure in our national security (9/11); profound distrust in corporate America (Enron, WorldCom, and the subsequent overweighed SOX regulation); and failure in our technology (the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the 2003 blackout, the Minneapolis bridge collapse and poor levee system).

    What Is the State of U.S. Disaster-Preparedness? A Freakonomics Quorum - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • To be sure, judges of the Ninth Circuit, in United States v. Kincade, (2005), ruled that DNA searches were constitutional when the public's interest in "deterring recidivism," overweighed an individual's right to privacy, and when the individual has a "reduced expectation of privacy."

    Alert Congress: Collection of DNA Samples Upon Arrest is Illegal Without Judicial Warrant

  • Foreign portfolios are overweighed in dollar assets.

    America's Economic Crisis Is Beyond The Reach of Traditional Solutions

  • The results, achieved in a tumultuous markets environment, exceeded forecasts given by the company in October and apparently were enough to convince investors that any residual risk to the company from its investing missteps were overweighed by the continued strength of its core operation.

    Another One Bites the Dust?

  • But as the day progressed, any type of initial gains were overweighed by questions raised about the effectiveness of this plan as well as concern about the Korean economy, especially the rising of the U.S. dollar against the Korean won.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2008

  • But the scents were not strong enough to cover the stronger odour of air overheated, overweighed with cigar smoke, and so long stale that it seemed only rainfall violent and long within the walls of the house would be enough to cleanse it.

    A Traitor to Memory

  • Those concerns were considered, but the support of the State Department, the Defense Department, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the President's own National Security Council, and the arguments made by the principals in those agencies overweighed whatever concerns were expressed by the Justice Department.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

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