to excess

idiom

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

Examples of to excess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Physician burnout is linked not only to excess health care costs but also to higher rates of medical errors. Mara Gordon, NPR, 4 May 2024 However, exposure to excess radiation at a very young age is a risk factor for a variety of medical problems, including cancer. Hollee Actman Becker, Parents, 6 Feb. 2024 Avoiding an excess of refined carbs, sugar, dairy and sun exposure can make a major difference, as well as staying active and eating a balanced diet—deficiencies in omega 3, vitamin D3 and zinc also contribute to excess sebum. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Repeated exposure to excess levels of radiation can cause cancer. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Feb. 2024 Faced with consumers’ remarkable resilience this year, many doomsayers ascribed it to excess savings, amassed during the pandemic, that would inevitably run out. Mike Sommers, Fortune Europe, 1 Feb. 2024 One study published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association determined that continual sweeps can contribute to excess deaths among homeless people. Ariane Lange, Sacramento Bee, 26 Jan. 2024 Maternal mortality is a barometer of weathering’s contribution to excess deaths, as the physical stress of pregnancy is harder to withstand for a weathered body, while other manifestations of weathering often become life-threatening only after the reproductive ages. Arline Geronimus, WIRED, 19 Jan. 2024 Done right, regifting can be a responsible answer to excess. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023

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“To excess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20excess. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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