View definitions for over-ruling


adjective as in overriding

adjective as in ruling

adjective as in constituent

verb as in overrule

verb as in predominate


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Example Sentences

This visit appeared as though ordered by an over-ruling Providence for the especial benefit of himself and his devoted wife.

Had the majority of the commons refused to support the king, the constitution afforded the means of over-ruling his will.

Surely, to none other than the over-ruling Providence of God.

There is in the universe an over-ruling will which works to its ends by co-operating with human freedom, and not destroying it.

Besides, it is the effect of a wise over-ruling Providence that no land yields all that is useful to human life.

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On this page you'll find 869 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to over-ruling, such as: main, paramount, predominant, prevailing, ultimate, and compelling.

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