excess

[ noun ik-ses, ek-ses; adjective, verb ek-ses, ik-ses ]SEE DEFINITION OF excess

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXCESS

That they would use the drug to excess there can be no doubt, and that is the main point.

It arose, I imagine, from an excess of the masculine element in his nature.

We are to be cured by an excess of the dose that has poisoned us.

Chip jerked open the door with a force greatly in excess of the need of it.

It is the deficiency, and not the excess of this quality, that is to be feared.

John felt that he had been rebuked for an excess of enthusiasm.

He was reposing in that pathetic condition of optimism induced by excess of fatigue.

Domestic care, like every other, is liable to degenerate into excess.

Methinks this is an excess of zeal for a friend who was so late an enemy!

He was perfectly conscious of its excess, but he cherished it as a virtue.

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