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Definitions of excess

  1. excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a quantity much larger than is needed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the state of being more than full Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An undue amount; the amount by which one thing is more than another; surplus; intemperance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Too much of anything; intemperance; that which exceeds; degree of exceeding; surplus. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. That which passes the due limit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Inordinate gratification. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The amount by which one thing is greater than another; overplus. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. That which is beyond what is needed; superfluity; that which is beyond the common measure, proportion, or due quantity; superabundance; any transgression of due limits; undue indulgence; intemperance; that by which one number or quantity exceeds another. See Exceed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A passing or going beyond a certain measure or limit; more than enough; intemperance; difference between things unequal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy" Wordnet Dictionary DB

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  1. Suddenly Ben- Zayb let go an oath, jumped aside, and slapped his hand on his arm; Padre Camorra in his excess of enthusiasm had pinched him. – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  2. He listened to his concluding words- full of the dark truth of the times; and as the high and pure ambition of Rienzi flashed upon him in contrast, he felt that he could not blame its fervour, or wonder at its excess – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
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