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Overcome by superior force.  Synonyms: overpower, overwhelm.

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"Overmaster" Quotes from Famous Books

... She saw the indignant flash of his eyes and the nervous quiver of the hand with which he pulled at his short moustache. Though he did not touch her she felt instinctively that his personality had been put forth to overmaster her. "She was nothing but a schoolboy's folly, and I've forgotten that I ever knew her. She's safely married again now, so for heaven's sake, ...
— The Wheel of Life • Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow

... overthrow, subject, checkmate, master, prevail over, subjugate, crush, overcome, put down, surmount, defeat, overmaster, reduce, vanquish, discomfit, overmatch, rout, ...
— English Synonyms and Antonyms - With Notes on the Correct Use of Prepositions • James Champlin Fernald

... said, "don't let your temper overmaster you in this way. Reflect that the Castle is mortgaged to the last stone, and that the last six months' interest is not yet paid. If sold to-morrow it will not fetch a third of the amount for which ...
— Major Frank • A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint

... 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 trust; she had no confidence that the aid she sought would be given; ...
— Scenes of Clerical Life • George Eliot

... was he who woke up in me the half of myself which, unsuspected by me, had been slumbering through all my life, slumbering and gathering strength in slumber—as the body does—gathering a strength that was tremendous, that was to overmaster the whole of me, that was to make of me one mad impulse. He woke up in me the body and the body was to take possession of the soul. I wonder—can I make you feel why this man was able to affect me thus? Can I make ...
— The Garden Of Allah • Robert Hichens

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

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