/ (ˌəʊvəˈlɒŋ) /

adjective, adverb
  1. too or excessively long

Words Nearby overlong

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How to use overlong in a sentence

  • Even the softest cushion grows hard, Master Pennington, when a man waits overlong.

  • But in wartime especially, too much patience becomes a dubious virtue, and if practiced for overlong may become a fault.

    The Glory of The Coming | Irvin S. Cobb
  • I have not learned to keep up a feast overlong in the camps of Carl, however, and I was for my bed.

    A King's Comrade | Charles Whistler
  • They were already lingering overlong and Billy jumped up and packed their supply of food in sudden haste.

    The Palace of Darkened Windows | Mary Hastings Bradley