Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overcome.

Etymologies

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overcome + -eth

Examples

  • And quoting 1 John 5: 4, he concluded: "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world, and this is the victory that with faith overcometh the world."

    Anti-Catholicism

  • Although I expressed reservations about the container of Ortho-Klor, I believe that love overcometh all things, even termites in one's sheds.

    500 miles later, I'm back in Madison.

  • He who overcometh his brother shall have the rod and he who faileth shall have the cap.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • … He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment;

    Think Progress » “I got called a chickenhawk the other day,”

  • My conscience (saith [6767] Anselm) dictates to me that I deserve damnation, my repentance will not suffice for satisfaction: but thy mercy, O Lord, quite overcometh all my transgressions.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Sensibile forte destruit sensum, a strong object overcometh the sight, according to that axiom in philosophy: fulgorem solis ferre non potes, multo magis creatoris; if thou canst not endure the sunbeams, how canst thou endure that fulgor and brightness of him that made the sun?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Wine is strong, the king is strong, women are strong, but truth overcometh all things, Esd. i.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Reddened Viridis again; but Atra spake, and she also blushed somewhat, though she smiled: Those whom we love, and who love us, be not queans, but carles; neither be they of our blood, but aliens, till love overcometh them and causeth them to long to be of one flesh with us; and their longing is beyond measure, and they desire our bodies, which they deem far fairer than belike they be.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Hereunto seemeth to agree that of the Psalmist, "Upon Zion God commanded the blessing, even life for evermore"; 187 for Zion is in Jerusalem upon earth: as also that of St. John, "To him that overcometh I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God."

    Leviathan

  • He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

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