be too

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be too

To be able or permitted to do something. This construction is mainly used for emphasis in short sentences that typically end with "too" or follow "too" with a verb. A: "You aren't allowed to have sweets this early in the day." B: "I am too! Mom said I could, just this once." A: "You guys aren't allowed to be here this late!" B: "We are too allowed! Let us in!"

be too

 and be so
to be something (despite any information to the contrary). (An emphatic form of is, am, are, was, were.) Mother: Billy, you aren't old enough to be up this late. Billy: I am too! I was so! I was there exactly when I said I would be!
References in classic literature ?
You are too ill-regulated and unsettled a person for that.
It is because we Russians are too richly and multifariously gifted to be able at once to find the proper mode of expression.
Do you think the Ivies are too much of a stretch for me (30 ACT, 5 on AP exams, 4.0 unweighted/4.2 weighted GPA, involved in several activities including a varsity sport, being cheerleading captain and president of community service club, enrolled in all AP and honors courses)?
"The community was saying, 'These rates are too high for us, this is unjust, we need this changed.' And Steven Leonard, the vice-president of Cal-Am, was saying, 'I'm sorry, this was our mistake, and our mistake was that we didn't communicate to you folks that there would be a rate change, and we're going to help you lower your bills in so far as teaching you how to conserve water.'"
Yet where I am, there you are too, and where you are, I am.
Murray: Too many conservatives are too happy to mess with me in ways I don't think they have any right to mess with me.
Even if you do look and act older, you are too young to go steady with someone of 15.
Even if you anticipate the future, your horizons are too limited by the past.
Next time a friend says your pants are too tight (if you didn't ask for her opinion), acknowledge that you have different tastes.