The danger of over-long delay is well exemplified in the sad case of young Coventry Patmore.
A whole system of nosology exists in some minds due to an over-long prepuce.
And then one day the new port palled, like a book one has read too often, or a picture one has looked at over-long.
Then Devonham, still standing over his Chief, let out the storm that had accumulated in him over-long.
Unseemly altercations have summoned me to the kitchen, and I return to close this over-long chronicle.
That beard puzzled me much, since such are not grown in a day, although it is true that as yet it was not over-long.
So that page is turned, and it seems a good place to end this over-long letter.
Dying, its claws, over-long in proportion to its paws, drew inch deep furrows in the earth and gravel.
He had sat silent while he thought, one of his silences which, when he emerged from them, he often recognized as over-long.
So one must have noticed in every over-long discourse a critical moment when the speaker and his hearers are equally exhausted.