VERB
  1. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
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  • The sheer volume is so overwhelming that the police cannot get on top of it. The Sun
  • Does a father react angrily when his tired, overwhelmed twelve-month-old flails out and hits him on the nose?
  • On a sunny summer day one can be overwhelmed by the abundance of the wildlife. Times, Sunday Times
  • It bemuses me that I need a face-to-face situation in order to be able to construct my own argument without feeling overwhelmed.
  • The sheer volume is so overwhelming that the police cannot get on top of it. The Sun
  • With each soft shadow and sharp crimp exquisitely rendered, the act of painting serves to overwhelm the subject.
  • They realized it would be suicidal to resist in the face of overwhelming military superiority.
  • Your problem becomes a series of small tasks, rather than an overwhelming amorphous mass. Times, Sunday Times
  • Not even his trusty silver medallion of St. Christopher could protect him against such overwhelming numbers. Storyteller
  • Physicist and ufologist Stan Friedman argues that it's overwhelmingly likely that some UFOs are extraterrestrial spacecraft. Posthuman Blues
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