Of course I'm over-refining.

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Hello! Who can help me to understand the expression "over-refining" used by Stephen Fry ? The sentence that follows is :"I'm reading into the incident what I want to read into it."It is taken from Stephen Fry's autobiography "Moab is my Washpot"u
  • lucas-sp

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    English - Californian
    "Over-refining" would be "refining too much."

    That being said... Your citation gives two sentences where Fry says that what he's doing (in a previous sentence) is "over-refining," but not the sentence in which he actually does​ the thing he now describes as "over-refining." A better citation would include the sections before and after the word in question.
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