He was really distracted, to judge by his forehead, or else he was over-acting his part.
Thus, by affectation and over-acting, the girl defeated her object, much to her own mortification.
Here again is a display of power without distortion or over-acting, such as must give the actress fair title to celebrity.
Raoul delighted in playing the part he was now performing, but he was a little addicted to over-acting it.
But madmen show themselves most by over-pretending to a sound understanding, as drunken men do by over-acting sobriety.