Usage examples for overdo

  1. Don't you think you rather overdo the analogy? – The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James
  2. But managers very generally overdo their work. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. Evils are to be found in wrong habits of dressing, the tendency to overdo through the fascination of the sport, the danger of taking cold by carelessly sitting down to rest when heated, or driving home after being warmed up by the severe exertion. – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  4. And I have an advantage which I can have nowhere else in such a degree: my little field of action is just at my door; so that if I happen to overdo myself, I have but a step from my pulpit to my bed, and from my bed to my grave.... – Fletcher of Madeley by Frederic W. Macdonald
  5. But they overdo everything. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. " Michael, dear, you mustn't overdo yourself just because you happen to have been a little stronger these past two days," said his wife, laying a gentle hand upon his arm. – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  7. I won't send any love in this, or there would be a " bust up" in the post- office, because I'd be sure to overdo the thing, and I'd have all the officials on to me for damages. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  8. You are tired, Phil, and so are we all, she said, brightly; and, as it is our first day of work, we will not overdo ourselves. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  9. " It has palled on your taste, as all good things will if you overdo them. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  10. If it is the missing your mother, and blaming yourself for having allowed her to overdo herself, I may well share with you in that. – More Bywords by Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. Be careful you don't overdo it. – Psichopath by Gordon Randall Garrett
  12. I suppose a man can overdo it; I've heard it said. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  13. She did not overdo it by shaking hands, but she made places for the ladies, smiling cordially; and Mrs. Deering made Miss Gage take the seat between them. – An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells