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synonyms for overcame

  • conquer
  • crush
  • overpower
  • overwhelm
  • reduce
  • stun
  • surmount
  • survive
  • weather
  • win
  • best
  • down
  • drown
  • hurdle
  • lick
  • master
  • outlive
  • overthrow
  • prevail
  • prostrate
  • render
  • shock
  • subdue
  • subjugate
  • throw
  • vanquish
  • whelm
  • worst
  • be victorious
  • come out on top
  • get around
  • get the better of
  • knock over
  • knock socks off
  • rise above
  • triumph over

antonyms for overcame

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  • fail
  • forfeit
  • lose
  • surrender
  • yield
  • help
  • give in
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How to use overcame in a sentence

He was beset by his sensitive dislike to mix in other people's affairs, but almost angrily he overcame it.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
A feeling of pity for mademoiselle—perhaps of no more than decency—now overcame Marius.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The Reverend swallowed again, struggled to keep his eyes dry, for the rush of self pity almost overcame him.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
But though he conquered this weakness, he never overcame his jealousy of his fellow Marshals and generals.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But her curiosity overcame her fears sufficiently for her to join Jessie at the doorway.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
However, he soon overcame it, and talked calmly and earnestly, without looking much at her.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
But suddenly a great desolation overcame her, and she sat down and laid her face against the desk.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
As it was, the difficulty was undoubtedly overcame in great measure by the adoption of artificial clothing.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
I felt, indeed, a strong temptation to avoid the scaffold by committing suicide, but overcame it.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
Zizi's penetrating glance overcame Molly's boldness and she trembled in silence as Zizi said, "by marriage!"
IN THE ONYX LOBBYCAROLYN WELLS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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