Usage examples for excessive

  1. Such was the origin of a national bank currency, and such the beginning of those difficulties which now appear in the excessive issues of the banks incorporated by the various States. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. I could scarcely walk at all, from excessive weakness. – The Discovery of Yellowstone Park by Nathaniel Pitt Langford
  3. If in ordinary circumstances she had been informed that he had died in prison, it would have been absurd to expect her to give way to any expressions of excessive grief; she would perhaps have shed a few womanly tears and for some time she would have been more sad than usual; but she no longer loved him and his death could only be regarded as a release from all manner of trouble and shame and evil foreboding. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  4. The real reason was probably the excessive importance he attached to himself and his actions. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  5. He remarked that any man who brings up his children in excessive ease must not be surprised if they come to a bad end. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  6. I fear that their claims will be excessive, and condescension is our only resource if we are to succeed in saving ourselves even in part. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  7. Mrs. Ginniss was lying upon the bed, her face buried in the pillow, sobbing heavily and wearily, as if exhausted by excessive emotion. – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  8. Indeed, my indulgence in wine has, of late years especially, been excessive.... – Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica by James Boswell
  9. The excessive taxation accordingly imposed would not have been permitted under it. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  10. His eyes are become dim through excessive study; his heart is very large, full of love and hope in Jesus Christ. – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  11. They are, at the time of my writing, quite old friends of mine, and both have an excessive opinion of my wisdom and good- nature. – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne
  12. Mamie passed the night quietly- not suffering excessive pain, but they concluded she was growing weaker, the end being not far off. – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter
  13. You have prevented his being good to you by your own excessive goodness to him. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  14. And, breaking down under his excessive excitement, he sank into his chair, covering his face with his hands. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  15. They even reverse all the methods which we have recommended as being calculated to increase regard; and exactly follow that course which would be pursued by any one who should wish to reduce an excessive affection. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  16. This excessive rapidity was fatal to his permanent reputation; but his books had considerable immediate popularity. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  17. The occasions, indeed, on which it had manifested itself to an excessive degree, had been but few. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald