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adjective (postpositive) foll by of
excessively keen (on)
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  • He was a puzzle, and at this period she was not overfond of shifting puzzles into answers.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • It would seem strange if a farmer was overfond of watching the soldiers.

  • Perhaps I am overfond of my bed, and this couch is soft with the down of many fowls.

    The Court Jester Cornelia Baker
  • There was much truth in this; but there are certain truths which we are not overfond of hearing.

  • The man who is overfond of anything will be unwilling to let go his hold upon it.

    Horace and His Influence

    Grant Showerman
  • He was a man even though he wore gloves and was overfond of posing.

    Wolf Breed

    Jackson Gregory
  • He was merely an overfond father and well-disposed citizen of average talents.

  • It hardly seems worth while to be overfond of relative or friend whom a breath of wind may snuff out like a flame.

    The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
  • The empress was a German at heart,—an overfond and superstitious mother.

    Ten Years Near the German Frontier Maurice Francis Egan
  • Sir Marmaduke had ever been overfond of wandering about the lonely woods of Thanet alone.

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