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Definition of too

1 : besides, also sell the house and furniture too
2a : to an excessive degree : excessively too large a house for us
b : to such a degree as to be regrettable this time he has gone too far
c : very didn't seem too interested
3 : so sense 2d "I didn't do it." "You did too."

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Examples of too in a Sentence

Too, Uncle Jake's hair was still a hard, young, brown color whereas Father's was full of pleasant gray streaks. — Peter Taylor, The Old Forest and Other Stories, 1985 The widow she cried over me, and called me a poor lost lamb, and she called me a lot of other names, too, but she never meant no harm by it. — Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn, 1884 "My dear Jane!" exclaimed Elizabeth, "you are too good. Your sweetness and disinterestedness are really angelic; I do not know what to say to you." — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813 We are selling the house and the furniture too. He saw something, and she saw it too. I want to go too! The soup is too hot. The offer was too good to refuse. This shirt is way too big for me. She is much too young to be watching this movie. You gave me too many cards. I have too much to do. He works much too hard.
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Recent Examples on the Web There’s the occasional pass that’s a bit too high for a wide receiver to make a play. Stephen Means, cleveland, 19 Sep. 2021 But the fashions at this year’s Gala were like the swollen testes of Trinidad: almost too dumb to mock. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 18 Sep. 2021 Wan'Dale Robinson dazzled, too, as the transfer totaled 174 yards from scrimmage on eight touches. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, 18 Sep. 2021 Both teams are chasing the Cardinals, Padres and Reds for the final NL wild card and trying to keep the NL East-leading Braves within sight, too. Creg Stephenson |, al, 18 Sep. 2021 In 1982 came the iconic ZX Spectrum, which was certainly a step-change from its predecessors and which would not look too out of place today., 18 Sep. 2021 Other lifters, too, are inspired by Murway-Traina, says Bill Beekley, the Tampa powerlifting trainer who has overseen Murway-Traina's progress. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 18 Sep. 2021 Moderates led by Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have said $3.5 trillion is too expensive, and votes from every Democrat in the 50-50 Senate are mandatory for success. Alan Fram,, 18 Sep. 2021 And non-members can get in on these savings too by signing up for a free 30-day trial of Prime. Jessica Leigh Mattern,, 18 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of too

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for too

Middle English, from Old English to, too — more at to

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The first known use of too was before the 12th century

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20 Sep 2021

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“Too.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of too

: in addition : also
: more than what is wanted, needed, acceptable, possible, etc.
: to a high degree or extent : very or extremely


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Kids Definition of too

1 : in addition : also I'm a student too.
2 : to a greater than wanted or needed degree The load was too heavy.
3 : very entry 1 sense 1 He's not too upset.

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