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The exposure and the overtaxing of the heart are alike ruinous.

I am for ever holding her back from overtaxing herself for others.

He often worked the night through, overtaxing his nerve and strength.

He had taxed everything else in life, and now he was overtaxing her loyalty.

Dont you suppose I can see how you are overtaxing your strength?

It is neuralgia, which she contracted by overtaxing her brain, and by the bad air here.

You are overtaxing your strength; I can see that you are tired out.

When she felt that she was overtaxing herself, she dropped from the wild pace she had set herself into a little jogging trot.

Her breakdown had been caused as much by her mental turmoil as by her overtaxing duties.

What will keeping up with the other girls amount to if the strain and the overtaxing makes an invalid of you for life, perhaps?

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "to demand too much of," from over- + tax (v.). Related: Overtaxed; overtaxing.

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