/ (ˌəʊvərˈiːɡə) /
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excessively eager or keenovereager supporters
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Words nearby overeager
overdress, overdrive, overdub, overdue, overdye, overeager, over easy, overeat, overegg, overelaborate, overemphasis
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How to use overeager in a sentence
Unfortunately, dozens of pyramids are missing their peaks thanks to an overeager, gold-seeking explorer.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town|Nina Strochlic|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even worse: Both overeager interviewers were from the same network.Golden Globes 2011: Watch the Funniest Moments|The Daily Beast Video|January 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Soldiers with purses filled with promises are not overeager to face skilled marksmen.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
The outsiders, nervous and overeager, were making their bids for the purse, and making them too soon.Old Man Curry|Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Comus, the trierarch, was overeager, or he would have remembered that which he seemed to have forgotten.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard
They were overeager to contact the fighters and one of them caught a crossfire as he roared in.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
The chief rule is not to be overeager in getting at the desired secret.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross