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Chris -- 2011-03-08
You can become overexcited; some think that you can also be overcalm. Most of the hits refer to quelling negative emotions. Overcalm specifies the outcome, unlike “overcome”.
David Bird wrote:
Overcalm specifies the outcome, unlike “overcome”.
Maybe (sometimes, for some perple) it specifies the means as well: winning through quiet resistance, keeping your calm longer than the other guy can stand. Ya think?
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .