- The poet, when he had broken off with his mistress, felt a need of change of air and surroundings, and accompanied by his friend Marcel, he left the gloomy lodging house, the landlord of which saw both him and Marcel depart without overmuch regret. - "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter", Henry Murger.
- Yet none pitied overmuch Notalwa, for the izanusi were hated and feared by all. - "The White Shield", Bertram Mitford.
- Nay, said he, but a great fear and dread hung about me; and 'tis said that they try their luck overmuch who go thither twice. - "The Water of the Wondrous Isles", William Morris.