excessive

[ ik-ses-iv ]SEE DEFINITION OF excessive

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Boldness and excessive timidity are the two extremes to be avoided.

Philip himself, too, was morbid in his excessive tenderness for this boy.

At that moment, to his excessive astonishment, the organ began to peal forth.

As to Lady Olivia's excessive sensibility, I have no faith in it.

All of them rushed upon his lordship with an excessive manner.

What can be the reasons of the Sieur Ernest's excessive amiability?

In the insane, masturbation is sometimes practiced to an excessive extent.

Among these persons we find few precocious or excessive onanists.

The requirements of the directors as to speed were not excessive.

His excessive anguish drew him from this state of dejection.

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