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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overtry.


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  • GIUDICE: But ones that I have one are the ones that have been overtried by the prosecution.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2009 2009

  • That while he is very conservative and religious - he tried - actually overtried wanting to be accepted despite his religion - moving too far to the Religious Right.

    Pushing Romney in Michigan to screw up the Republicans. Ann Althouse 2008

  • The second thing, and equally important, is the prosecution overtried this case.

    CNN Transcript Jun 13, 2005 2005

  • The anger in First's tone was not fear-based; it was the indignation of a patient, overtried man.

    Decision at Doona McCaffrey, Anne 1969

  • A strong and overtried man's weakness is not a thing that any one cares to enlarge upon, but without offense it may perhaps be stated that tears fell on the iron-gray hair of Jan's muzzle as he stood there with his soft flews pressed hard against Dick Vaughan's thigh.

    Jan A Dog and a Romance 1912

  • That first outcry, indeed, had been unwilled and automatic, the last reactionary movement of an overtried and exhausted body.

    Phantom Wires A Novel Arthur Stringer 1912

  • It brought him within too near a view of that horrid brink where overtried nature grows dizzy and whirls down into blackness.

    The Summons 1906

  • This was too much; her overtried patience broke down.

    The Talking Horse And Other Tales F. Anstey 1895

  • He looked a busy, overtried man, but he had a good-humoured air.

    The Child of the Dawn Arthur Christopher Benson 1893

  • For a time, Warburton saw and heard less of the artist, who made confidantes of Mrs. Cross and her daughter, and spent many an evening with them talking, talking, talking about Rosamund; but this intimacy did not endure very long, Mrs. Cross being a person of marked peculiarities, which in the end overtried Norbert's temper.

    Will Warburton George Gissing 1880


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