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The first time you set up a video doorbell with motion detection, it will likely be a little overzealous with its communication.The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 adds radar to cut down on false alarms|Stan Horaczek|February 25, 2021|Popular Science
She’d scream at me for unpredictable reasons, like making copy-editing suggestions she deemed overzealous.
Recently, he said he asked his children’s pediatrician if he was an “idiot or an overzealous parent” in his push to allow youth sports.After telling more than 800 athletes and coaches to quarantine, a county halts youth sports|Ovetta Wiggins|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
And an overzealous medical professional, hoping to safeguard against malpractice, can also be a cause of unneeded procedure.
What you least desire can happen, particularly when the passion of a goal results in overzealous actions.Presidents Never Can Seem to Learn to Stop Overreaching|Stuart Stevens|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Both McCauley and the glowing plant team worry that overzealous regulation could kill the nascent DIY Bio movement.
An overzealous (and yes, probably liberal) IRS lawyer overreacted to this flood of applications.
He was viewed as an overzealous evangelical Christian who at least was tough on crime, and kept the guerrillas in check.Trial of an American Ally: Ghosts of Foreign Policy Past in Guatemala|Constantino Diaz-Duran|March 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes an overzealous office-boy would try to drive one of these poor fellows away, and woe to that boy if Field found it out.
And even the brain is not so easily cut out, as many an overzealous materialist may think.The Positive Outcome of Philosophy|Joseph Dietzgen
Perhaps he was overzealous in the work at times, and if he had spared his strength more he might be still with us.South and South Central Africa|H. Frances Davidson
Yet in this case, as in others, insurrections against the sway of scientific truth appeared among some overzealous religionists.History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom|Andrew Dickson White
I daily paid my compliments to the bishops, though ordinarily I was not overzealous in such matters.Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam|Ephraim Emerton