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adjective as in constituent

adjective as in overriding

adjective as in pivotal

adjective as in ruling


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Example Sentences

Assuming Fisher wins, the court could take two possible tacks that would fall short of overruling Grutter.

Overruling the Pentagon, Obama unveiled a plan to pull 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer.

He thought that he saw "traces of an overruling influence," a dark saying which probably referred to Newcastle.

But how vain are the calculations of the greatest human intellects, when put in opposition to the overruling will of Omnipotence!

A philosopher sees in them the hand of Providence,--the overruling of mortal wrath to the praise of Him who governs the universe.

The very essence of civilization, of morality, and of religion, consists in the overruling and directing of the merely natural.

The ball was sped by accident, or by that overruling providence which decides the fates of all, and the girl fell.

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On this page you'll find 261 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overruling, such as: central, basic, cardinal, chief, dominant, and first.

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