over-mastering love

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  • There was one great, over-mastering feeling in her.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • So far, on my rather different path, I find it doesn't stop, it just gets gentler and less over-mastering, & more intermittent. & doing it, accepting the limitations of now only the real ones, of course, *does seem to have its reward in peace, even joy.

    a short squirrel interlude: being home

  • Wherefore, although the over-mastering love of books has possessed our mind from boyhood, and to rejoice in their delights has been our only pleasure, yet the appetite for the books of the civil law took less hold of our affections, and we have spent but little labour and expense in acquiring volumes of this kind.

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • Stanley Hopkins had laid his hand upon her arm and claimed her as his prisoner, but she waved him aside gently, and yet with an over-mastering dignity which compelled obedience.

    The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez.

  • Her feet lost the ground; her head hung back; he showered kisses on her face with a silent and over-mastering ardour, as if in haste to get at her very soul.

    To-morrow, by Joseph Conrad

  • Dixon's rebellion arises from two simple elements of the servile condition: "real, over-mastering, orgiastic boredom, and its companion, real hatred."

    The Man of Feeling

  • These passionate words, wrung from him by over-mastering feeling, I note particularly, in view of what followed.

    A Raw Youth

  • The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering.

    Lord of the Flies

  • Rising up from the prostration of that blow, he had struggled against fate, but only to encounter a more over-mastering force, and this last stroke had been the worst of all.

    Cord and Creese

  • High-stomached, proud, obstinate, and over-mastering, independence was the dream of his life.

    Famous Affinities of History — Complete

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