[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəpˈa‍ʊɐ/ ]
[ US /ˌoʊvɝˈpaʊɝ/ ]
  1. overcome by superior force
  2. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
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How To Use overpower In A Sentence

  • On fair skin, pale shades are delicate enough not to overpower your colouring.
  • Together they cast a breedy scent like that arising from dank beds of galax, and it overpowered even the reek of the strange meat. Cold Mountain
  • He wasn't a large man, and had never been the sporty type, so there were no golf clubs or baseball bats lying handily around, and the notion of overpowering a hulking burglar with the meagre physical means at his disposal was laughable. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  • The typical concrete edge, the unhealthy pollution caused by too much sliced white bread and the overpowering dominance of aggressive species such as Canada geese and coots combine to turn them into lifeless wet deserts.
  • The gunman was finally overpowered by three security guards.
  • There's an overpowering smell of garlic in the kitchen.
  • The scent is strong but not overpowering and the cream sinks in fast.
  • I attended with some positive anticipation, because the Poulenc Concerto, along with the Camille Saint-Sa'ns Symphony No. 3 avec orgue (with organ), have always seemed highly imaginative examples of gifted composers managing to craft beautiful and meaningful, even reflective statements for the mighty and potentially overpowering instrument. undefined
  • Never mind that this was originally a pagan festival; the taint of necromancy (communing with the dead) has been overpowered by a commercialised confectionery fest.
  • Fertile soils and spontaneous vegetation, reeking with miasma and overpowering from their odour, we had exchanged for a drouthy wilderness of aloetic and cactaceous plants, where the kolquall and several thorn bushes grew paramount. How I Found Livingstone
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