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marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

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If Raphael stokes the curiosity of his human auditors, the angel also inadvertently primes the couple for their fall by overzealously governing their exploration into the natural world (the effects of which, as Raphael's own discourse indicates, would reaffirm divine truth) and by frustrating their divinely-acquired desire to know.
litigation, rather than an executive that has overzealously invoked
Stewart accepts blame for the omission, but faulted the fire marshal's office for overzealously enforcing rules developed in secret.
Imaginative legislatures have sought to restrict judicial review to reduce the potential that an active judiciary will overzealously strike down legislation.
He overzealously emptied half of it on a small rag attached to a string, which he dragged to his stand before sunrise.
During my first year looking after bees (I can't call myself a bee keeper) a similar thing happened, and I overzealously removed all the Queen cells, leaving my hive Queen-less.
School management tended to overzealously enforce structure, systems and procedures that create immense rigidities.
From being branded radioactive, a liability, a pariah, the best put-down came from overzealously shadowy CIA figure Dar Adal (F.
Golamco's catchy title refers to an inner conflict, as Travis must choose between his friends Del, the linguistically challenged Caucasian physical education instructor described in the script as "an All-American cowboy," and Chester, the figurative "samurai," who overzealously defends the rights of Asian Americans.
A critic in the 31 January 1883 edition of the Chicago Tribune overzealously claimed that hers was the first performance of this work in Chicago.
The president of the Tribunal de Apelaciones de Managua Gerardo Rodriguez acknowledged that the Complejo Judicial security guards acted overzealously in handling the situation--particularly in their treatment of Manuel Esquivel--and promised to investigate the matter.
Experience with alternative private-enforcement regimes highlights potential excesses of patent law's private enforcers, whether in the form of privateers mistakenly or deliberately preying on neutral shipping (378) or in the form of qui tam plaintiffs overzealously enforcing rules against patent false marking (379) or working on Sundays.
The directive, however, was apparently implemented by certain officials overzealously.
Some owners or groomers overzealously groom dogs, which can irritate the ear canal, leading to otitis externa.
In these situations, companies overzealously convert their workspace to facilitate group work, some nearly to the point of complete exclusion of individual work.