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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 EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
The ball was sped by accident, or by that overruling providence which decides the fates of all, and the girl fell.
THE DEERSLAYERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Here occurred one of those dispensations of an overruling power which, dear friend, we have so often discussed.
He hung back protesting; but she would take no refusal, gently but firmly overruling all his scruples.
How could Coleridge and so many other critics overlook the overruling necessities of the situation?
The overruling sentiment was that even ancient opinions were not to be received without sifting and inquiry.
You cannot recognize an overruling Providence, because your mind is so harassed by scenes that you witness.

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