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But in 2013, the Van Gogh Museum finally overcame its reservations and authenticated Sunset at Montmajour.

In that vein, Burns and Ward stress how TR, ER, and FDR “overcame … the traumas of their childhoods” and young adult lives.

Boies recounts how he overcame those obstacles by compelling arguments.

Three-term Senator Pat Roberts overcame a legal challenge to stay on the ballot in Kansas's Republican primary on Monday.

The Senate overcame procedural obstacles thrown up by Ted Cruz to pass a clean increase in the debt ceiling on Wednesday.

He was beset by his sensitive dislike to mix in other people's affairs, but almost angrily he overcame it.

A feeling of pity for mademoiselle—perhaps of no more than decency—now overcame Marius.

The Reverend swallowed again, struggled to keep his eyes dry, for the rush of self pity almost overcame him.

But though he conquered this weakness, he never overcame his jealousy of his fellow Marshals and generals.

But her curiosity overcame her fears sufficiently for her to join Jessie at the doorway.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overcame, such as: crush, overwhelm, win, reduce, overpower, and weather.

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