Usage examples for overdone

  1. That's all right, but you've overdone the thing this time. – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  2. I should have overdone that trait in her. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  3. " Oh, just a couple I got for the forest work," answered Wilbur with overdone carelessness. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  4. The thing can be overdone though, and both the wasps and the rats of Harwan were inclined to overstep the bounds of decorum. – A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil by T. R. Swinburne
  5. When the bride and bridegroom live in the same town, and know a large number of people, they are overdone with festivities from the moment of betrothal to the day of marriage. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  6. I sought in vain for the only comfort it was in me to seek; but when, overdone with suffering, I fell asleep at last, I could no longer dream true; I could dream only as other wretches dream. – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
  7. Farm life has a reputation for simplicity that I begin to think is overdone – More Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge
  8. Michael looked away suddenly, and then answered with overdone unconcern: " Yes- soon after the ceremony." – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  9. There was a little tremble in his tone, artistic and not overdone – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. His habitual air of happy pride, of indignant contentment rather, could easily be overdone – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. Good, vigorous mental activity,- hard brain work, in fact,- when you are in good condition, is, if not overdone as healthful and almost as invigorating as physical exercise or hearty play. – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson
  12. A design should never be overdone – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  13. It was a little childish, no doubt, and rather overdone – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  14. Well, I hope you haven't overdone the thing. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  15. I hoped we wouldn't get stung with the venture, for it looked as if the toy business was going to be overdone in the town. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  16. I say, Bunning, you mustn't carry on like this- you're overdone or something. – The Prelude to Adventure by Hugh Walpole
  17. Here the writer had overdone herself, or himself, and by dragging in the housekeeper, Mrs. Dunbar, and holding her up for the same extravagant admiration, a climax of utter absurdity had been attained. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  18. In case the pening should be overdone it is better to modify it by filing away some of the pened surface. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  19. And as for the horses, our own had been sorely overdone with the long season's work, and the strange cattle stood there eating their heads off and spoiling for want of exercise. – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun