to excess


: more than is usual, normal, or proper
He often eats to excess.
college students who drink to excess

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In May alone, nine of the 20 traffic fatalities were attributed to excess speed, the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety said. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, 13 May 2021 Ricco has been tracking estate tax deposits because of a strange natural experiment: Though the estate tax was reduced in 2017 during president Donald Trump’s tax overhaul, collections have soared in recent years, likely due to excess deaths of the elderly during the pandemic. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 27 Mar. 2023 The nuts are nutrient-dense and rich in selenium.1 Experts recommend sticking to the proper serving size of Brazil nuts, as too many can lead to excess selenium. Sherri Gordon, Health, 21 Mar. 2023 During his probation, he’ll be prohibited from having firearms and using intoxicants to excess, among other conditions. Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel, 28 Feb. 2023 Characters drink with dinner and later to excess, one drinking from the bottle. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2023 Full data for 2022 is not in yet, but Cox said the opioid epidemic also significantly contributed to excess deaths in 2020 and 2021. Nate Trela, USA TODAY, 24 Dec. 2022 Stress makes your body release cortisol, which can lead to excess belly fat. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Dec. 2022 These viruses often lead to excess mucus that can harbor bacteria, said Dr. Mary Beth Miotto president of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and staff pediatrician at the Mattapan Community Health Center. Kay Lazar,, 20 Nov. 2022 See More

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“To excess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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