01. Vitamins are important for our health, but an [excess] can cause serious health problems.
02. He has starting jogging in an effort to get rid of a little [excess] weight.
03. After cooking the chicken, pour off any [excess] liquid in the pan.
04. He was stopped by police after being clocked at speeds in [excess] of 100 km/h.
05. Today's video games seem to me to be [excessively] violent.
06. He drinks [excessively], and his health has suffered for it.
07. Arnold Glasow once said that your body is the baggage you must carry through life, and the more [excess] baggage you have, the shorter the trip.
08. If you drink more than three beers, you'll [exceed] the legal alcohol limit for driving.
09. If you [exceed] the speed limit in a construction zone, the fine is doubled.
10. Our profits in our first year of business actually [exceeded] our expectations.
11. The winning car in the race attained speeds in [excess] of 120 miles per hour.
12. Whenever Anne makes a pie, she uses the [excess] pastry to make turn-overs.
13. Our budget for the year [exceeds] $100,000.
14. Tara was fined $75 for [exceeding] the speed limit.
15. We had an [exceedingly] delicious dinner at my brother's place.
16. The exam was [exceedingly] difficult, so most of the students failed.
17. An [excess] of fat in your diet can cause heart problems.
18. Wilbur decided to start a regular exercise program in order to lose a few [excess] kilograms.
19. The life of [excess] lead by rock star Keith Richards has really aged him quickly.
20. The police were accused of using [excessive] force when arresting the suspect.
21. Roman started drinking [excessively] after losing his job.
22. The management of this company seems to think it's okay to pay itself [excessively] high salaries, but they don't want to give their employees a 2% raise.
23. The man who was arrested claimed the police used [excessive] force.
24. If your son's temperature [exceeds] 38.9 degrees, call the doctor immediately.
25. When the acid level of a lake [exceeds] a certain point, the fish that live in it begin to die.
26. A person with poor kidney function often has trouble excreting [excess] fluids, and retains them in the body.
27. [Excess] body weight is a growing problem in developed nations.
28. An Iranian proverb states that while yearning for [excess], we lose the necessities.
29. An Arab proverb suggests that the [excess] of one is the shortage of another.

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