overfondness


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overfondness

(ˌəʊvəˈfɒndnəs)
n
excessive affection
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He was possessed of an overfondness for malt liquor and when he was in the high cotton--and often when he was not--he favored Seagram's Seven with Coca Cola.
An intrepid reporter with a boisterous style (if an overfondness for puns), DelFattore follows this story from the streets to the Supreme Court, showing how rulings on school prayer moved from unapologetically promajoritarian defenses of compulsory religious exercises, to equivocal and often stigmatizing "opt-out" policies for religious minorities and dissenters, to the seeming prohibition on school prayer in the 1962 decision of the Court in Engel v.
It is my belief that this critical distance is ultimately what saves Morris's novel from 'sliding into the sort of cloying overfondness that can tarnish so many novels of family legends'.