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    a few connotations of "excess"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?

    All excess is vicious.

    It is also in his power to forbear excess in eating and drinking.

    excess = immoderation

    He began to drink to excess already before his disastrous interfaith marriage.

    He is generous to excess.

    excess = the state of exceeding what is normal or sufficient

    The charge for excess baggage was disgusting. I shall complain.

    excess = over, above

    I am in an excess of joy.

    Last year there was an excess of imports over exports.

    Usually I abstain from acting in excess of my rights.

    He paid excess of first over third class.

    excess = difference

    Any excess in payment will be refunded.

    To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, to throw a perfume on the violet, . . . is wasteful and ridiculous excess.

    That kills me with excess of grief, this with excess of joy.

    Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "excess"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
    All excess is vicious. I think it could be plural in form.

    It is also in his power to forbear excesses in/of eating and drinking.Here is a setence from an webpage: The injurious effects of excesses of all classes of foods are so little understood by physicians and laymen that few are willing to believe that their favorite indulgences cause their discomforts.

    excesses = immoderation= actions far past the limit of what is acceptable
    excesses[plural]= harmful actions that are socially or morally unacceptable.
    excesses of eating and drinking(Longman dictionary)

    He began to drink to excess already before his disastrous interfaith marriage.

    He is generous to excess.

    excess = the state of exceeding what is normal or sufficient= to much

    The charge for excess baggage was disgusting. I shall complain.

    excess = over, above

    I am in an excess of joy.

    Last year there was an excess of imports over exports.

    Usually I abstain from acting in excess of my rights.

    He paid excess of first over third class.

    excess = difference = more than

    Any excess in payment will be refunded.

    To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, to throw a perfume on the violet, . . . is wasteful and ridiculous excess.

    That kills me with excess of grief, this with excess of joy.

    Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Excluding my comments, rest are fine.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 13-Dec-2009 at 06:37.

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