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.
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  • 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
  • The smell of gas/heat overpowered me as I went into the house.
  • Dr Leander Starr Jameson led a group of over 500 men with the intention of taking control of the town, but was met and overpowered by the burghers in Krugersdorp, 30 kilometres north west of the town.
  • Threats of a bomb or a threat on the life of a hostage can't be accepted, but the speed and decisiveness of the onrush might just so distract the terrorists that they are overpowered before a hostage is killed.
  • gentled" him all over his miserable frame, as he lay panting and overpowered on the sawdust, conquered and convinced at last, all his mistakes and misconceptions of other people came before him, as plainly as if Taffy himself had spoken them; so plainly, that he wondered at himself. Parables From Nature
  • But the sadness was overpowering at times.
  • This subtle citrusy scent is not overpowering but is strong enough to attract a summer romance. The Sun
  • Miss Margland, who, sideling towards the window, on pretence of examining a print, had heard and seen all that had passed, was almost overpowered with rage, by the conviction she received that her apprehensions were not groundless. Camilla
  • Kozel yelled, and the shuttle decelerated rapidly, for a moment overpowering the inertial dampers. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire
  • Cheshire overpowered North Wales 13-5 at Vicars Cross after whitewashing them 6-0 in the foursomes.
  • Lady Kicklebury wears a front, and, I make no doubt, a complete jasey; or she certainly would have let down her back hair at this minute, so overpowering were her feelings, and so bitter her indignation at her daughter's black ingratitude. The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh
  • The burglars were easily overpowered by the police.
  • As quick as thought the tent was struck, the pegs wrenched from the ground, and the ghazi surrounded, overpowered, secured, and incidentally in due course hanged. The Story of the Guides
  • I sat there gazing at Robert and the more I did, the more an intense feeling overpowered me.
  • Only one should be the star, otherwise the effect is too overpowering. The Sun
  • The majority of species are opportunistic, preying upon anything they can overpower that comes within striking distance.
  • The prisoners overpowered their guards and locked them in a cell.
  • He had said that just before she had managed to overpower him and break his leg.
  • At 11.15 pm, officers behind shields forced their way into the flat and overpowered the man.
  • The stench coming off the ship was quite overpowering.
  • I suggested that maybe the spiciness of the Merguez may be overpowering it, because the Emmental certainly gave my own crepe it's nutty distinct flavour.
  • The only reason that we were being beaten so badly was the drow were overpowering us with their teamwork.
  • It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. Robert H. Schuller 
  • The latter feeling quickly overpowered the former as the intimidating thought of starting her life over filled her mind.
  • Television advertising is overpoweringly loud and often trite and tasteless, particularly those awful ads for motorcars.
  • It may be loud and overpowering, but at least it sounds good.
  • I did overpower him the way he flattered.
  • The flavour of the garlic overpowered the meat.
  • We came somewhat late to Aberdeen, and found the inn so full, that we had some difficulty in obtaining admission, till Mr. Boswell made himself known: His name overpowered all objection, and we found a very good house and civil treatment. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
  • Will the power of good, represented by the brash young Cheng and his elderly mentor Master Cheung, be able to overpower the pure diabolic villainy of Evil Cat?
  • I find it overpoweringly beautiful — really. I love it, but it makes my head explode to the extent that I can scarcely read it.
  • The desire for revenge can be overpowering.
  • Instead of trying to overpower hitters, he throws hittable balls and lets his team's defense do the work.
  • On the palate it has an overpowering spiciness.
  • For a gentleman there are only two decorous states , absolute poverty or overpowering wealth.
  • He didn't even fight back and he easily overpowered her in the strength department.
  • The ten songs of loud and beautiful orchestral pop contained in the Montreal sextet's label debut should make them bigger than French toast, but is unlikely to inspire followers to their overpowering yet impeccably constructed sound.
  • He could see that her body was naked beneath the midnight blue silk of her robe and her scent overpowered his senses.
  • In the current climate, equivocating messages of affirmation are overpowered by the religious rhetoric of hatred. Bishop Gene Robinson: How Religion Is Killing Our Most Vulnerable Youth
  • They give a soothing impression of calm and seldom overpower the main content of a page.
  • The overpowered bull is usually taken to the slaughterhouse the next morning. Collins Traveller - The Algarve
  • It offers the drinker not an overpowering smack of peat, but a delicious honeyed, floral sweetness.
  • It does not need overpowering with strong flavours, although it can handle them well enough. Food Watch
  • It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. Robert H. Schuller 
  • You used to be able to outmuscle and overpower South American teams with crosses or corners," said Mr. Barnes. How Conformity Kidnapped Soccer
  • Heavily perfumed nose, almost overpowering, with a dominance of apricot and peach blossom.
  • You must earn the horse's respect, not overpower him with strength.
  • He's suffering from overpowering feelings of guilt.
  • Black metal guard cages overlook the cell block, and it was in one of these that the 1959 prison riot began when two men managed to overpower a guard.
  • Star in Isaiah 14: 12 The Book of Isaiah has the following passage: christian on the run in egypt 'aida' brings ancient egypt to tuacahn as egypt's mubarak comes to washington, labor unr est surges at home big names left out of egypt squad captive egyptians defeat somali pirates, sail free egypt labor strikes point to desperate conditions egypt restoring historic synagogue egypt: 26 hizbullah suspects stand trial egypt: 34 fishermen free months after hijacking egypt: 34 fishermen freed months after somalia hijacking egypt: israeli freeze must include east jerusalem egypt: us to release mideast peace-talk plans in sept. egyptian crew members overpower WN.com - Photown News
  • The security guards soon overpowered the man.
  • But in either case the better and more exact way is to distinguish, as I have done, the one or two which are true forms, and to regard the others as perversions, whether of the most perfectly attempered mode or of the best form of government: we may compare the severer and more overpowering modes to the oligarchical forms, and the more relaxed and gentler ones to the democratic. Politics
  • Police finally managed to overpower and arrest the gunman.
  • No doubt it would have been better off there, but once conceived, the idea of the melodrama had overpowered both men. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
  • He said it inspired a sense of the sublime - the massive, overpowering effect of awe demanded by something bigger and stronger than we are.
  • He burst onto the scene last year and showed he can control his overpowering fastball.
  • Frequent interrupting and talking over others Useful overpowering tactic.
  • I can still see the frost patterns on my bedroom window and remember the overpowering feeling of not wanting to lift my leg from under the sheet. Times, Sunday Times
  • No one part of the mix overpowered the other, even when band members started soloing.
  • The strength of a single human will had been overpowered and broken by a far larger, inhuman force.
  • Despite their diminutive size they give off a lively all-round sound with decent but not overpowering bass. Times, Sunday Times
  • Lisa Ling recalls the overpowering emotion when American couples in China meet their adopted daughters for the first time. WN.com - Articles related to Japan wants to exit from aid politics as China muscles in
  • A bosquet of climbing heliotrope close by threw a fragrance into the evening air, which turned her giddy with its overpowering sweetness. The Elusive Pimpernel
  • A similar danger recalled the intrepid prince to the defence of the front; and, as he galloped through the columns, the centre of the left was attacked, and almost overpowered by the furious charge of the The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • The gunman was finally overpowered by three security guards.
  • This process should be timed carefully: too short and there will be no base flavour, too long and it will overpower.
  • The men joined a tour of the castle and overpowered a female member of staff before pulling the painting from the wall. Times, Sunday Times
  • Something like that, to make it hard to use in overpowered ways … Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Faraway Soul’s Review Forum
  • I quickly find noise and clamour and small talk overpowering. Times, Sunday Times
  • Also, on days when the tides and wind are just right, the stench is overpowering. Venice | My[confined]Space
  • The protection effect may overpower the encouragement effect when citizens are optimistic and vice versa when citizens are pessimistic. Times, Sunday Times
  • Cut to a Broadway theater, where the blackfaced hero sings ‘Mammy’ in a style at once cantorial and operatic, at an energy level that is overpowering.
  • Most compelling are her songs that capture the essence of saudade, which has no exact translation to English but can be described as the overpowering nostalgia and yearning for something which is gone. Buzzine » Mariza
  • I quickly find noise and clamour and small talk overpowering. Times, Sunday Times
  • It can easily be overpowered and is best paired with subtle, light ingredients that can provide relief from the robust and powerful flavours of autumn. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Argentine fans, including soccer great Diego Maradona, were subdued as Tursunov and Safin overpowered their opponents, conceding only one point in their first-set service games. Safin helps Russia win Davis Cup doubles
  • Too dry, candied fruit is overpowering. The Sun
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  • Manchester United completely overpowered their rivals to win 40.
  • Still even this amount will help alleviate the banging techno on the temples and the overpowering, unfightable, desire to die.
  • Yet, the gesture was filling him with an emotion totally different from the previous night, overpowering the anger and annoyance.
  • By 1980, her ability to overpower the political pressures on the judges had deserted her.
  • He might overpower his opposites in the House of Peers, by nobilitating his natural children, or creating noblemen whom he pleased.
  • The need to paint, for me, is to try to control overpowering emotional forces.
  • Mix hazelnut oil with other oils to extend its use and so as not to overpower other flavours. Food Watch
  • The service is quick, courteous and attentive without becoming overpowering.
  • The intense flavors of the cheese and veg overpower the delicate meat.
  • The music is so overpowering at times that the film seems more like a pop video than a piece of cinema.
  • Mr Kerr had stepped in and overpowered the accused, who then had pulled a knife and stabbed him repeatedly.
  • It can easily be overpowered and is best paired with subtle, light ingredients that can provide relief from the robust and powerful flavours of autumn. Times, Sunday Times
  • Police finally managed to overpower and arrest the gunman.
  • When one of them died, his son, or his nearest relative, carefully washed the corpse in water impregnated with an astringent or aromatic substance, such as natron or some solution of fragrant gums, and then fumigated it with burning herbs and perfumes which were destined to overpower, at least temporarily, the odour of death. [ History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)
  • Always in harmony with the original flavours, never overpowering them.
  • But have you downright imported of any that may tailor hassled to you exceedingly in contribute for your tricycle title? the inferior street title paycheque coupons are the operational results of pinches that would delve sponsored to you widely if you dazzling a ca. For overpowering that international cubicle you diminish behind isn't the exceedingly dining to. Wii-volution
  • With grapefruit, petitgrain and neroli, it's bright and citrussy without being overpowering. Times, Sunday Times
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  • When firefighters arrived they were struck by the overpowering smell of petrol. Times, Sunday Times
  • The protection effect may overpower the encouragement effect when citizens are optimistic and vice versa when citizens are pessimistic. Times, Sunday Times
  • Motivated by an evolutionary Force ... this integral activism (i.e. Enlightenment Virus - ed.) effectively reunites the once-polarized paths of peace and power; invoking an invincible evolutionary dynamic that acts directly, vibrationally upon the body, cellular and terrestrial; not simply overpowering from without but setting up a resonance that" agitates "the" particles "of consciousness in the surrounding material field. Triggering the Enlightenment Virus
  • The stench of burning rubber was overpowering.
  • The second line is supererogative in syllables, whether from the oscitancy of the transcriber, or from the trepidation which might have overpowered the modest Frenchman, on finding himself in the act of writing to so 'great' a man, I shall not dare to determine. Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1.
  • The overpowered bull is usually taken to the slaughterhouse the next morning. Collins Traveller - The Algarve
  • Also the music is so overpowering at times that the film seems more like a pop video than a piece of cinema.
  • The characteristic and distinctive sights, sounds and smells were overpowering.
  • The storm overpowered levees protecting the region, producing floods 20 feet high.
  • A similar danger recalled the intrepid prince to the defence of the front; and, as he galloped through the columns, the centre of the left was attacked, and almost overpowered by the furious charge of the Persian cavalry and elephants. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 2
  • I was myself an excellent swimmer — the very sight of the sea was wont to raise in me such sensations, as a huntsman experiences, when he hears a pack of hounds in full cry; I loved to feel the waves wrap me and strive to overpower me; while I, lord of myself, moved this way or that, in spite of their angry buffetings. The Last Man
  • He felt an overpowering desire to slap her.
  • His eyes closed as if in slow motion and a blankness overpowered him.
  • You get here and the destructive culture kind of overtakes and overpowers everything else. Traitor or Truthteller?
  • His Russian accent overpowered the French words and made them difficult to follow. The Seventh Scroll
  • Nor is nemesis, the overpowering sense of eventual destruction, far from the political lives of these players.
  • Bring here a hierodule from the temple that her arts may overpower this man.
  • A number of prisoners overpowered the officer and opened the door that allowed them onto the courtyard.
  • Presented with the most sublime, savage and overpowering rock performances of all time, the British slouched sulkily back to their houses.
  • The taste seemed very artificial and overpowered the drink. The Sun
  • It remains an overpowering moment, delivered with the manic energy of a preacher.
  • The flavour of the star anise adds to the plums, rather than overpowering them. Times, Sunday Times
  • As he came toward the reactor, his sadness and confusion was overpowered by his fighter pilot instincts.
  • Now when the Knights and riders who rode with her sire saw his three sons slain, who were the doughtiest of the folk of their day, there fell on their hearts terror of the Princess Miriam, awe of her overpowered them; they bowed their heads earthwards and they made sure of ruin and confusion, disgrace and destruction. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • The air was filled with the overpowering stench of decomposing vegetation.
  • Needless to state, the firelocks were all "poised" -- whatever that may be -- and, led by Allen, a rush was made, the sentry overpowered, and soon the gallant "83" were standing back to back on the parade-ground within the fort, their muskets levelled at the two barracks which, filled with sleeping soldiers, faced each other. Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8 A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History
  • These Shakers were convinced of the unique and overpowering rightness of their religion.
  • They are forgettable not because they are boring, but because the chorus always hits with such a wave of hummable, nostalgic melody that it overpowers them, every time.
  • The president was overpowered by the General's position, and prostrated himself as flat as a spider in a deep bow, and apologized humbly.
  • Standing next to this man was an overpowering experience: he exhaled an odor of the strongest musk cologne and he spoke so gravely, so calculatedly, that it was hard to handle his physical presence. Vacation
  • She has the tactical nous and the timing to cope with grass and while there is always the danger that she might get overpowered in the latter stages, she should at least have time to unpack her suitcase this time.
  • He does not take center stage and overpower the content, yet modestly hovers in the background.
  • The group of instructors and students at the self-defence class don't resemble ninjas at all, but are a bunch ordinary people who happen to be pretty adept at utilising an opponent's weak spots to overpower them.
  • He was never blessed with an overpowering fastball; his four-seamer is clocked between 88-91 mph, and his two-seamer a little below that. USATODAY.com - Is D'backs' duo better than Koufax and Drysdale?
  • Nor was it the overpowering smell or the rodents scurrying around just out of sight. Times, Sunday Times
  • There was an overpowering smell of burning tyres.
  • Occasionally the orchestra tended to overpower her, but the brilliance of her playing left an indelible impression.
  • The domination of media and advertising can overpower our personal lives with a bigger, more fearful world.
  • Typical is this scene, which took place aboard a new boat with lots of fancy thingamajigs on a gusty day with millions of people (many in overpowered death traps) on the lake. Take a Kid Fishing
  • I will overpower them with a combination of superior size, balance and condition.
  • There is a hint of gold and a very slight sweetness with a subtle herb flavour and a gentle smell of newly-mown hay: a delicate flavouring that doesn't overpower the vodka.
  • Their delicate flavor was overpowered by wholewheat flour used in the batter.
  • Oversize posters foreshorten and ameliorate the overpowering, tunnel-like perspective.
  • The boy soon saw him reappear behind the sharp rock-wall that jutted out into the valley, rubbing crushed pine-needles upon himself with the idea of overpowering the human odor, although, whether effective in its purpose or not, it was not necessary -- a strong up-wind from deer to man making it impossible that they could scent him. The Mascot of Sweet Briar Gulch
  • It offers the drinker not an overpowering smack of peat, but a delicious honeyed, floral sweetness.
  • Lamb is a miraculous meat, robustly withstanding strong flavours, showcasing subtler vibes without overpowering them, brightened by fruit, bouncing off tomato, enlivened by herbs.
  • I like unexaggerated intercourse; it is not my way to overpower with amorous epithets, any more than to worry with selfishly importunate caresses. The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte
  • the cheaper end of the market was flooded with wine that had been aged for too long in oak barrels, giving it an overpowering oaky taste. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is primarily a defensive position, but allows you to control a suspect that has overpowered you.
  • C.ASTAL C.ROLINA 14, HIGH POINT 4: The C.anticleers (26-5, 7-0) capitalized on five Panthers errors to beat High Point (17-15, 4-7) in a Big South game in C.nway, S.C. EAST C.ROLINA 20, MEMPHIS 9: Senior Kyle Roller matched his career high with five hits and drove in four runs to help the Pirates (19-12, 2-3 C.nference USA) overpower the Tigers (14-17, 5-3) in Memphis, Tenn. Record Article Feed
  • Nor was it the overpowering smell or the rodents scurrying around just out of sight. Times, Sunday Times
  • Pink fish overpowered by pickles. Times, Sunday Times
  • The men joined a tour of the castle and overpowered a female member of staff before pulling the painting from the wall. Times, Sunday Times
  • After a terrifying two minutes the crew overpowered Mukonyi, handcuffed him, and regained control of the jet.
  • Bardo's flowery body stench and his beery breath were so overpowering THE BROKEN GOD
  • There was an overpowering smell of burning tyres.
  • Never once does he threaten to overpower or suppress them.
  • He overpowers tackles at the point of attack with his strength and leverage.
  • The sadness is overpowering, like all-day darkness of a winter polar station.
  • The scent is light and kind of minty, with a cool feeling to it, not an overpowering smell. Shaving Stuff
  • To keep the drums from becoming overpowering onstage and in the mix, they were muted with a set of SoundOff drum set silencers.
  • Motors, relays, generators, or simply other magnets or magnetic materials, can all also cause the pointer to move, overpowering the Earth's magnetism.
  • But in the final laps of a close race, friends and family fade to black against the overpowering compulsion to win.
  • The junior quarterback threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and No. 5 West Virginia rolled up 599 total yards in overpowering East Carolina 48-7 on Saturday. USATODAY.com - College Football - East Carolina vs. West Virginia
  • Brown has the strength and toughness to overpower defenders.
  • Bile was burning my mouth, my throat and chest were so tight, the nausea was overpowering.
  • Burmese or cayenne, paprika, chiles or pastes, such as harissa, is present but not by any means overpowering. WN.com - Articles related to Lindsay Lohan prompts on-air battle
  • They would overpower you with their strength and their will and the sheer pace of their play.
  • So overpowering is her strange work routine that Mandakini, who goes by the name Mandy when she's on duty, finds that her work persona often invades her personal life. Boing Boing: October 20, 2002 - October 26, 2002 Archives
  • These were full of the last of the foxgloves and the sickly, overpowering waft of the mysterious stinkhorn fungus. How to get back to nature when camping
  • If downdrafts become localized, they can become violent downward bursts of wind that can overpower or even destroy any aircraft.
  • These overpowering urges are ruining my weight-loss efforts!
  • With every dish, I strive to achieve a balance of flavours, enhancing the individual tastes and textures of ingredients without masking or overpowering any of them.
  • The intense scent is almost overpowering in a small room on a warm day.
  • This actually has some cheese flavour and the egg custard is well made, but it's full of too many overpowering chives.
  • The men joined a tour of the castle and overpowered a female member of staff before pulling the painting from the wall. Times, Sunday Times
  • Finally catching hold of Loki, he overpowered him and forced him to relinquish the stolen gold. The Gods of Asgard
  • He threatened you and used his physical strength and size to overpower you.
  • The wallpaper was an overpowering red tartan, the carpet brown with red flowers. LEFT, RIGHT AND CENTRE
  • Why didn ` t they smell when they visited his home, this odor that ` s been described as overpowering to the entire neighborhood? CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2009
  • Marcy felt her breath quicken, her heartbeat accelerate and crescendo in her ears to an overpowering drone.
  • And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.
  • With its fresh, cheese-stuffed pasta shells drizzled with a sauce that is rich but not overpowering, these miniature crescents are very tasty indeed.
  • The conductor tended to overpower her with aggressive dynamics ( Thor Eckert, Jr ).
  • It's dense, moist, and full of flavor, the pumpkin undertone allows the cinnamon and chocolate chips to compliment each other without overpowering one another. Archive 2008-11-01
  • People at work in any organisation face a panoply of forces to overpower the urge to be civil. Times, Sunday Times
  • The lower boundary shows where buyers overpower sellers and prevent the market from falling.
  • He is not particularly fast or overpowering, but he has great instincts and never loses sight of the quarterback during the rush.
  • At only 23 she already produces a pure clear sound which soared above the orchestra, refusing to be overpowered.
  • In the end, our forces overpowered the mother ship and seized the controls.
  • I think Oka is a bit too pungent for a cheese plate, as it can overpower the other selections.
  • So overpowering was it that it was easy to discover the source a mass of putrescent matter on the doorstep which in general outlines resembled a dog. Moon Face:The Shadow and the Flash
  • An overpowered Zodiac with a fiberglass transom and stand-up steering console. BLACKWATER SOUND
  • Although surprisingly moist, thanks to the stock indeed, the contrast between the crisp exterior and the squidgy middle is horribly moreish, the combination of parsley, garlic and breadcrumbs reminds me of a very fancy loaf of garlic bread – and all but overpowers the sweet flavour of the cashews. How to cook the perfect nut roast
  • In the Utut-Zhu game, the victory avenged Zhu's Sunday defeat when Utut overpowered her in two games of their blindfold chess exhibition.

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