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How to use overacting in a sentence

He came very near discovering himself, however, by overacting his part.
KING ALFRED OF ENGLANDJACOB ABBOTT
She chattered and laughed and gesticulated, but on this occasion she was overacting.
BAT WINGSAX ROHMER
Do you imagine I did not know the reason of your overacting all that friendship for Mr Blifil yesterday?
THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLINGHENRY FIELDING
We are reminded of Partridge, and his admiration of the overacting king.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
So it would have seemed to a less suspicious observer; but I thought that I could detect the overacting of pretence.
THE ALLEN HOUSET. S. ARTHUR
He played his part to perfection, yet never made the mistake of overacting it.
THE BUNGALOW BOYS ALONG THE YUKONDEXTER J. FORRESTER
A little overacting his part, he apologized nonchalantly for his lateness.
THE LONGEST JOURNEYE. M. FORSTER

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