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Word: overwhelm

Definition: (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief


Sentences Containing 'overwhelm'

And wreaths of dust were spinning round and round before the morning blast, as if the desert sand had risen far away, and the first spray of it in its advance had begun to overwhelm the city.
In France who, knowing me to have been a prisoner in the Bastille, would touch me, except to overwhelm me with embraces, or carry me in triumph.
What men call the chances of fate namely, ruin, change, circumstances I have fully anticipated, and if any of these should overtake me, yet it will not overwhelm me.
``Fernand,''cried he,``of my hundred names I need only tell you one, to overwhelm you!
``Oh, count, you overwhelm me with that coolness.
Chaced from the open country, these robbers fly into the forest, and lie in wait to break in upon every unguarded avenue of the mind, and overwhelm it with religious fears and prejudices.

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