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An amount in excess of need; a surplus.


surplus or excess quantity


(ˈoʊ vərˌplʌs)

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Noun1.overplus - extreme excessoverplus - extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"
excessiveness, inordinateness, excess - immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
redundance, redundancy - the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded; "the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers"
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Well, then, in throwing out this overplus of ballast at a given moment, I am certain to rise with great rapidity.
1 pound, 17s, 9d, amount of overplus, as shown in receipted account herewith.
Then Robin turned to Sir Richard of the Lea, and quoth he, "Now, Sir Richard, the church seemed like to despoil thee, therefore some of the overplus of church gains may well be used in aiding thee.
I was never so nauseated in my life with overplus of fallacy.
to that matured freedom of the spirit which is, in an equal degree, self mastery and discipline of the heart, and gives access to the path of much and various reflection--to that inner comprehensiveness and self satisfaction of over-richness which precludes all danger that the spirit has gone astray even in its own path and is sitting intoxicated in some corner or other; to that overplus of plastic, healing, imitative and restorative power which is the very sign of vigorous health, that overplus which confers upon the free spirit the perilous prerogative of spending a life in experiment and of running adventurous risks: the past-master-privilege of the free spirit (2008: 7).
TO MY MIND, MARILYNNE ROBINSON'S three novels bear all these marks in plus and overplus.
how much victuals the city with the whole country or shire round about it doth spend," relates Hythloday, "yet they sew much more corn and breed up much more cattle than serveth for their own use, parting the overplus among their borderers" (More 1999, 52).
The more competition a post faced for its trade, the smaller the typical overplus became.
Consciousness, then, is a kind of overplus of mental meaning, an excessive superfluity.
Or, more precisely, it defeats meaning at the same time that it imparts an overplus of it.
The topics include Richard Norwood's surveys and the development of the Somers Islands 1616-63, landscape archaeology at the Overplus House and Grove, and Governor George Bruere's burial in context.
If the Burmans had the money-grubbing instincts of the natives of India it would have been done long ago, but as long as everybody gets enough to eat and there is an overplus, after offerings to the monks and the pagoda, wherewith to get money for new clothes, the Burman farmer cares very little what entangled sums in arithmetic have to be worked out by the unlucky purchaser.