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  • verb Present participle of overpress.


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  • My friend Branch Rickey, famous baseball man, told me that he would not use a player no matter how well he hits, fields, or runs if he is guilty of “overpressing.”

    The Power of Positive Thinking Norman Vincent Peale 1980

  • Everyone should work hard, but there is no virtue in overtrying or overpressing to such an extent that you do not work efficiently.

    The Power of Positive Thinking Norman Vincent Peale 1980

  • Which is yet an higher declaration of an overpressing grief, than the loudest outcries.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VI. 1634-1716 1823

  • [Greek text] and [Greek text], of [Greek text] and [Greek text], the use of compound forms without any corresponding increase of meaning, the extended usage of the aorist, the wider sphere of the accusative, and many similar indications of later Greek -- all these were so far known to us as to exercise a cautionary influence on our revision, and to prevent us overpressing the meaning of words and forms that had lost their original definiteness.

    Addresses on the Revised Version of Holy Scripture 1862

  • "The letter delivered, and the answer in thy hands, return, to me as speedily as may be, without overpressing men or steeds.

    The White Ladies of Worcester A Romance of the Twelfth Century 1891


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