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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVER-POWERING

He stood before me a man, black, but of over-powering dignity.

She chose as her over-powering ambition compelled her to choose.

The enemy was in over-powering force and they were not to be denied.

Sometimes the enemy mustered in over-powering numbers—seventy, or even ninety strong.

After the first shock Willems lost the faculty of surprise in the over-powering feeling of indignation.

The sure and deadly aim of the Americans alone served to impede the over-powering onslaught.

The heat is over-powering, the fatigue extreme, the King less deserted and better protected.

Alone in her little chamber once more, the feeling of her desolation came upon her with over-powering force.

The sensation was almost as over-powering as if he had suddenly gained eyesight of his own.

In others, I was the miserable weakling, being crushed by the over-powering strength of the bully.

WORD ORIGIN

"to overcome with superior power," 1590s, from over- + power (v.). Related: Overpowered; overpowering.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.