Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excessive worry or anxiety.

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Examples

  • But do not overworry -- remember, these particular heaps are of books that fall out of Horn Book review scope -- adult books, vanity press titles, book-and merchandise, etc -- or extra copies sent by publishers who couldn't restrain themselves to the requested two.

    This is your library. This is your library hung over.

  • "[I] f you keep your eye on the screen and don't overworry the plot particulars, you will be rewarded with a cavalcade of charming, gently outré and beautiful hallucinations," writes Manohla Dargis in the New York Times.

    GreenCine Daily: Paprika.

  • Broh's message explained that everything in the previous communication was the result of overwork and overworry and the pressures of a difficult command in which he did not yet feel comfortable.

    Nor Crystal Tears

  • This forces pupils into a very high degree of regularity in their work; at the same time it has most effect upon the most conscientious pupils; if it does not lead them to overdo in work, it is liable to make them overworry about the work, and girls suffer far more from this overworry than boys.

    The Education of American Girls

  • And she told me to say to thee that she could not come to-day, but that she would make amends, and that thou hadst no cause to overworry, and I know not what she meant, but this much I do know, a brave man is a brave man whether it be the scaffold or the stocks, and – and – thou hast gotten thyself into a fever, Harry.

    The Heart's Highway: A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century

  • In the winter of 188 --, I was afflicted by a series of nervous ailments, brought on by overwork and overworry.

    A Romance of Two Worlds

  • "By sentimentality -- by nervous overworry about matters which you should leave in other hands."

    A Girl in Ten Thousand

  • Frequently, however, it is not so much overwork as overworry that most affects the health of the child, -- that worry which may not always be traced to any fault of system or teacher, but which, it must be admitted, is too often induced by encouraging wrong motives to study.

    Wear and Tear or, Hints for the Overworked

  • We all choose to overspend, overgive, overeat, overimbibe, and worst of all: overworry.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • "[I] f you keep your eye on the screen and don't overworry the plot particulars, you will be rewarded with a cavalcade of charming, gently outré and beautiful hallucinations," writes

    GreenCine Daily

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