verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for overload
In 2017, the Charleston Gazette-Mail won a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for revealing how the pharmaceutical industry was, in essence, poisoning West Virginia communities by shipping them an astonishing overload of opioid pills.These local newspapers say Facebook and Google are killing them. Now they’re fighting back.|Margaret Sullivan|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Birds and fish form groups that move chaotically in the presence of a predator, giving it “cognitive overload,” says Randy Olson, who builds computer models of predator and prey behavior at Michigan State University.Want to Get Out Alive? Follow the Ants - Issue 95: Escape|Conor Myhrvold|January 28, 2021|Nautilus
I've chalked it up to the self-absorption that creeps into people as they age, coupled with modern content overload that has mutilated our attention spans.Carolyn Hax: Well, I . . . It’s just that . . . I’d like to be . . . heard without interruption|Carolyn Hax|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
It was developed before our modern understanding of stress overload.
Our technique is to switch off stress overload by using a controlled burst of anger to help the brain exert better emotional control and allow emotions to flow rather than become chronic and toxic.
They provided email addresses, phone numbers, and Twitter handles to get in touch, with cell service overloaded.Boston Marathon Explosions: The Heroes Who Responded to the Blasts|Nina Strochlic|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They unplugged their cellphones from overloaded outlets so a girl with cerebral palsy could recharge her wheelchair.We Survived the Triumph: Passengers Describe Their Doomed Carnival Cruise|Winston Ross, Eliza Shapiro, Sam Register|February 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The books were “diffuse, overloaded with minute and often irrelevant observation.”
Some sentences are so overloaded with adjectives and ten-cent words that they lose all meaning.
Another problem: Those additions are also overloaded with sodium.
This is the fifth day in succession that I have come home late with an overloaded stomach.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
These ladies were so overloaded with gold, pearls, and diamonds, that they really resembled beasts of burden.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Up, and all the morning very busy with multitude of clients, till my head began to be overloaded.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
The whole is quieter, simpler, less overloaded with ingenious accessories.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
Even the severest form may become vulgar when overloaded with ornament, and with the reign of Louis XV.The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore