verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of surfeit
Synonyms for surfeit
Antonyms for surfeit
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Contemporary Examples of surfeit
There are no wrenching epiphanies, just mild embarrassments and a surfeit of confusion.Paul Auster, Bernhard Schlink, and More of This Week’s Hot Reads: Aug. 13, 2012
August 12, 2012
The culture wars have presented us with a surfeit of either/ors.The Culture Wars' Next Frontier
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
November 17, 2010
Historical Examples of surfeit
I had felt so sure that some months of honeymoon would prove a surfeit and restore you to reason.Letters of Two Brides
Honore de Balzac
Many died a few days after they arrived, from exhaustion or from the surfeit of food after long hunger.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)
Occasionally such a surfeit cost her the confinement of a whole week.Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders
William A. Alcott
To-day people complain of a surfeit: but it is not for readers to complain; the remedy is easy; nothing forces them to read.
It was here the Duc de Vendme died from a surfeit of fish, of which he was passionately fond.Glories of Spain
Charles W. Wood
Word Origin for surfeit
late 14c., from surfeit (n.). Related: Surfeited; surfeiting.