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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 For many Coney Island businesses, the change comes too late as the summer is their busiest season. Rich Calder, WSJ, "Covid-19 Ruined Summer for Coney Island Boardwalk Businesses," 28 Sep. 2020 In California, the signs of sudden oak death were spotted early, but tough, coordinated action came too late. Stephanie Pain, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Tree-Killing Epidemics Are on the Rise," 28 Sep. 2020 Facebook already has all that data and its way too late to do anything about it. Kyle Whitmire, al, "If you have time to read this, you have time to fill out the Census," 28 Sep. 2020 But as storytelling, the film quickly becomes monotonous, with too many scenes making the same point rather than advancing a story. Kyle Smith, National Review, "How a Black Community Learned to Fight Back," 28 Sep. 2020 The biggest blame for that, however, should go to Buffalo's defense, which allowed far too many big plays. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "NFL Week 3 winners, losers: Seahawks' Russell Wilson makes MVP case; Bears' Mitchell Trubisky flops," 28 Sep. 2020 Voters reported a myriad of issues: ballots that never came, ballots that arrived in the mail too late to be returned by the noon deadline on election day — even ballots for the wrong political party. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, "'Request your ballot early': Marion County processing thousands of absentee ballots," 27 Sep. 2020 The shortstop recovered in time for the force but the relay throw was too late to get Devers, bringing home another run and extending the inning. Paul Newberry, Star Tribune, "Houck, Vazquez grand slam lead Red Sox to 8-2 rout of Braves," 26 Sep. 2020 To start with, in terms of policy mechanics, 2035 is simply too late to actually accelerate the deployment of electric cars by much. Ryan Cooper, TheWeek, "Gavin Newsom's weak-sauce electric cars plan," 25 Sep. 2020

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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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1 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Too.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce too (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of too

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


\ ˈtü How to pronounce too (audio) \

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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