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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of overwhelm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. same as overpowered.
- adj. defeated easily by a greatly superior opponent.
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Daniel Nestor can only come up with the word "overwhelmed" to describe the feeling of having a star with his name on it placed alongside stars for Canadians such as Wayne Gretzky and Michael J. Fox.
I would really prefer to maintain my optimism, because I think that feeling overwhelmed is rarely helpful.
And Worldcon's smaller scale means you aren't overwhelmed from the first instant, and can meet people without a completely tactical plan (without cell phones, meeting anyone at CC would be a nightmare, and as it was I missed people I wanted to see or played aisle-tag).
"So overwhelmed is the Department of Charities with tens of thousands of applications from men out of work that it finds itself unable to cope with the situation."
One of the reason why I get overwhelmed is not the amount of stuff to read, what actually stresses me, is the amount of REALLY goo stuff to read! and when I finally get to it, my brain is in information overload.
Suddenly out of nowhere, when least expected, life throws you a curve and you feel just plain overwhelmed and under prepared?
You seem to do quite well already, but if feeling overwhelmed is tripping you up, maybe some of these notions will help!
This writer is trying to do that but just when I think she's about to go somewhere with the story, I'm once again overwhelmed by the attempts at what seems to be a writer out to prove something.
Others were once again overwhelmed by compassion and hoped against hope that this time round it will all be different.
Unlike a year ago, when Wayne Simien missed a 15-footer at the buzzer to give 14th-seeded Bucknell an improbable victory, Kansas looked unprepared and overwhelmed from the start in this one.
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