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Overmaster   Listen
verb
Overmaster  v. t.  To overpower; to subdue; to vanquish; to govern.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Overmaster" Quotes from Famous Books



... take no count of the collapsing leagues. More and more grew the amazingness of the Plough's leaps, things only to be measured by miles, and counted as joltings on the way; while fast to the back of it clung Noodle, and endured, praying that shortness of breath might not overmaster him, or the check of his lungs give way and burst him to the emptiness of a drum. His senses rocked and swayed; he felt the gates of his resolve slackening and forcing themselves apart; and still the Galloping Plough plunged ...
— The Field of Clover • Laurence Housman

... of temptation was past, dread and despondency began to thrust themselves, like cold heavy mists, between her and the heaven to which she wanted to look for light and guidance. The temptation would come again—that rush of desire might overmaster her the next time—she would slip back again into that deep slimy pit from which she had been once rescued, and there might be no deliverance for her more. Her prayers did not help her, for fear predominated over ...
— Scenes of Clerical Life • George Eliot

... imagination fade and become unreal, beside the haunting pictures of his memory. He loved Madame Hanska with a love which had grown steadily since their first meeting, and which now was threatening to overmaster him, so that even work would become impossible. Nevertheless, though she was most charming and affectionate, and he stayed in St. Petersburg until ...
— Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings • Mary F. Sandars



Words linked to "Overmaster" :   shell, steamroll, crush, vanquish, beat out, beat, overwhelm, trounce



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