Examples of overly in a Sentence
These directions are overly complex.
She's overly sensitive to criticism.
They didn't seem overly concerned about the problem.
Recent Examples of overly from the Web
Spammers were relatively free to ply their trade at that point, but the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 did lead to some legal consequences down the road — although CAN-SPAM has still been called overly lax and ineffectual.
The Uber executives who spoke to The Information indicated that the car’s autopilot was overly inclined to dismiss objects in its path, leading to Herzberg’s death.
In fact, after isolation, all of the senses are overly sensitive, not just the eyes.
In one landmark case, Guardsmark LLC, a nationwide company that provided security guards banned its employees from fraternizing on or off-duty, dating or becoming overly friendly with coworkers or the company's clients.
Injury history is a factor, with some types of injuries being easier to overlook than others (the Lions weren’t overly concerned with the ankle sprain that kept Davis out of several games in 2016).
Despite the struggles, Towns isn't overly concerned moving forward.
The result has been an inconsistent offense that has had trouble keeping pace with high-quality opponents, such as top-10 teams Texas A&M and Kentucky, though Thompson doesn't seem overly concerned with the approach.
Syfy’s adaptation of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians has never been overly concerned with hewing closely to its source material.
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astronomically, considerably, eminently, especially, exceedingly (also exceeding), exceptionally, extra, extremely, greatly, highly, hugely, incredibly, mightily, remarkably, significantly, substantially, super, terribly, very;
to a fault, to death, with a vengeance;
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Definition of overly for English Language Learners
: to an excessive degree
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