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How to use overrate in a sentence
Whether you loved Avatar or thought James Cameron’s effects-heavy blockbuster was overrated, the fact that this sequel is finally coming out, 13 years after the original, is reason enough to be intrigued.
During a discussion of the Philadelphia Eagles’ early-season struggles, Limbaugh suggested that quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because of his skin color.Nearly 20 years ago, Rush Limbaugh lost his ESPN job because he wouldn’t stick to sports | Matt Bonesteel | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
So let the Tea people keep launching their cannonade, and let the establishment overrate Christie.The Wrong Election Takeaways From Christie’s Win, Virginia, and More | Michael Tomasky | November 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Henriette could not overrate the importance of early familiarity with the difference between right and wrong.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
It is hard to overrate the consequences of the fall of New Orleans.Four Years in Rebel Capitals | T. C. DeLeon
Political importance of the assemblage It is difficult to overrate the political importance of this great gathering.Forty-one years in India | Frederick Sleigh Roberts
One can scarcely overrate the importance of thus holding fast to happiness and hope.Discourses in America | Matthew Arnold
The country is now on the eve of an election the importance of which it would be impossible to overrate.
British Dictionary definitions for overrate
(tr) to assess too highly
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