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Excessive force to combat minor infractions of the law is the central issue today.
The list of banned items from the BBFC seems altogether ridiculous and excessive.Why Has Female Ejaculation Been Banned in British Porn?|Emily Shire|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Excessive alcohol consumption is a major public health problem in the United States.
For men, excessive, or binge drinking, is defined as five or more drinks at one time, or more than 15 drinks during the week.
Women who drink while pregnant—any amount—as well as underage drinkers, are also defined as “excessive drinkers.”
This increase was excessive and altogether unnecessary to the maintenance of thorough and progressive government.
It is giving him no excessive praise to say that he makes himself as interesting as Johnson and Boswell together.The Age of Dryden|Richard Garnett
She really was a splendid animal, unhurt either by excessive work or—as many modern mothers are—by a rotten fashionable life.Here and Hereafter|Barry Pain
Yet his poverty was excessive, for the beautiful statue, modeled during successive months with much love, fell to pieces.Rodin: The Man and his Art|Judith Cladel
It is kept vigorously upon the stretch of excessive vigilance.The Mirror of the Sea|Joseph Conrad
late 14c., from Old French excessif "excessive, oppressive," from Latin excess-, past participle stem of excedere "to depart, go beyond" (see exceed). Related: Excessively; excessiveness.