The overstrong impulse and overstrong desire finds its counterpart in the abnormal lack of energy and lack of attention.
He hurt her too, for he was overstrong when he was thoughtless.
Little Koo-tee, the old man thought, a fretful child, and not overstrong.
She was not overstrong, and took much comfort from religion.
There was no time to figure out how he had died—by poisoned needle, overstrong paralyzer beam, or whatever.
"The memories of the little moose-bird are overstrong and make trouble," he began.
A similar unbalancing influence emanates from overstrong contrasts of poverty and comfort.
A too constant man is like an overstrong sweet: he cloys us.
With the overstrong bitterness of youth he had meant to die sword in hand, fighting for Ireland.
She was a good-hearted, helpful, young married thing, not over-cleanly and not overstrong.
Old English strang "physically powerful, powerful in effect, forceful, severe," from Proto-Germanic *strangaz (cf. Old Norse strangr "strong," Dutch streng "strict, rigorous," Old High German strang "strong, bold, hard," German streng "strict, rigorous"). Originally compared strenger, strengest (cf. old/elder/eldest). Grammatical sense, of noun and verb inflections, is first attested 1841, translating German stark, used in a grammatical sense by J. Grimm (the terms strong and weak better fit German inflections). Strong suit (1865) is from card-playing. Strong man "man of great strength" (especially one who displays it professionally) is recorded from 1690s; meaning "dominating man in a political organization" is from 1859.
Old English strange (alongside strongly), from the same source as strong (adj.). Going strong (1898) is from racing. To come on strong was originally come it strong (1812).