Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


All these are of value to his wife, and it is not easy to over-rate them.'

We are all apt to over-rate the strength and durability of the attachments we excite.

So prone are we to under-rate the exertions of other people, and over-rate our own.

Virtue is something which it would be impossible to over-rate if it had not been over-rated.

We then began, perhaps, to go to the other extreme and to over-rate what they could do.

"I think you over-rate the difficulties, Lane," said Mr. Jermyn.

This was specially appropriate to his hearers who were ascetics and disposed to over-rate the value of austerities.

In those days it was the fashion to over-rate the service works of imagination can render virtue.

“I am afraid you over-rate my abilities,” he said, with a slight deprecating smile.

It is certainly impossible to over-rate the importance of the economic factor in society, or of a good environment.