OVERESTIMATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OVERESTIMATE
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 v.  make too high an estimate of
Classic Sentence:
1  She grew daring and reckless, overestimating her strength.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In X
2  She could not admit at once that she might have overestimated Wildeve, for to perceive his mediocrity now was to admit her own great folly heretofore.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
Example Sentence:
1  Psychologists have determined that overconfidence causes people to overestimate their knowledge, underestimate risks.
2  He seemed to overestimate his own powers, and we had to accept the delay.
3  He tends to overestimate his own abilities.
4  With hindsight, he was overestimating their desire for peace.
5  I overestimated the amount of milk we'd need for the weekend.
6  The Ministry of Finance consistently overestimated its budget deficits.
7  The benefits of nuclear technology, she said, had been grossly overestimated.