from The Century Dictionary.
- To color to excess or too highly; hence, to exaggerate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To color too highly.
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- verb transitive Alternative spelling of
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If you think I overcolor this matter of the young girl's book, hear this, which there are others, as I just said, besides myself, will tell you is strictly true.
Otherwise, the sketch is exactly accurate, and is here presented as the unprejudiced description and estimate of a foreign gentleman, who had no inducement, such as might be attributed to a Southern writer, to overcolor his portrait.
A Life of Gen Robert E Lee Cooke, John E 1876