What does the word excess mean?

Usage examples for excess

  1. He had no sooner uttered it than he experienced such an excess of anger that he would at that moment almost have preferred not to be believed. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  2. Miss Turner, standing near the piano, controlled any excess of conversation, and reduced it to a subdued murmur. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  3. No, they will be forgotten in the excess of joy! – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour