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Overpraise  v. t.  To praise excessively or unduly.

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"Overpraise" Quotes from Famous Books

... and honest history of any country the historian should, that he may avoid overpraise and silly and mawkish sentiment, reside in a foreign country, or be so situated that he may put on a false moustache and get away as soon as the advance copies have been sent to ...
— Comic History of England • Bill Nye

... liberal in commending Byron! Take out my heart and try it! look at it and compare it with yours; and answer and tell me if I do not love and admire Byron more warmly than you yourself do. I suspect it indeed. Why, I am always reproached for my love to Byron. Why, people say to me, 'You, who overpraise Byron!' Why, when I was a little girl (and, whatever you may think, my tendency is not to cast off my old loves!) I used to think seriously of dressing up like a boy and running away to be Lord Byron's page. And I to be praised now for being 'liberal' in admitting the merit ...
— The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) • Frederic G. Kenyon

Words linked to "Overpraise" :   exaggerate

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