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  • adjective Being subjected to too much work

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Examples

  • She was consequently, in plain English, overworked, and an overworked woman is always a sad sight, -- sadder a great deal than an overworked man, because she is so much more fertile in capacities of suffering than a man.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860

  • She was consequently, in plain English, overworked, and an overworked woman is always a sad sight, -- sadder a great deal than an overworked man, because she is so much more fertile in capacities of suffering than a man.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • She was consequently, in plain English, overworked, and an overworked woman is always a sad sight, -- sadder a great deal than an overworked man, because she is so much more fertile in capacities of suffering than a man.

    Elsie Venner

  • At times they may be a little overworked, which is why Ingrid can become the teen sleuth, but they clearly like and love their daughter.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • At times they may be a little overworked, which is why Ingrid can become the teen sleuth, but they clearly like and love their daughter.

    Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery

  • I am overworked, that is all; and as my life of privation does not permit me to repair my forces, I have become anaemic; it is not serious.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • In the first of the evening they had been obliged to tell the fiddler the names of the dancers, but now he knows them all and throws off his flattering personalities and his overworked rhymes with an impartial rotation and unflagging ardor.

    The Cavalier

  • I am overworked, that is all; and as my life of privation does not permit me to repair my forces, I have become anaemic; it is not serious.

    Conscience — Complete

  • Guards is below commando, above infantry aka overworked infantry, underpaid commandos

    www.hardwarezone.com.sg

  • The force's media team is understood to be about 10-strong, with a source conceding that they have been "overworked" by incessant media interest.

    Joanna Yeates: 'reality TV' policing and press excess hamper hunt for killer

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