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What made him the instrument of his own death, but only his excessiveness of wisdom?

If there was aught to be regretted it was the excessiveness of the zeal of the tenders of good offices.

His acts of piety and charity became grotesque in their excessiveness.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French excessif "excessive, oppressive," from Latin excess-, past participle stem of excedere "to depart, go beyond" (see exceed). Related: Excessively; excessiveness.

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