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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overbear.

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Examples

  • When all other considerations fail them (as there is a time and season when nothing will relieve us but that which is every way infinite), it overbears and overwhelms them.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • We submit that the great migration of Negroes from the South is itself a fact that overbears all contradiction and proves conclusively that great causes must exist at the South to account for it.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919

  • The writer apprehends that the abstract right of insurrection on the one hand, and of self-conservation on the other, quite overbears, in so vast and momentous a debate, the narrow, technical, legal question: that which it does not overbear is the rightness or wrongness of the immediate motive, conduct, and aim of any particular insurrection and repression, considered individually.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866

  • Four overbears them all, strident and strepitant --

    Early Reviews of English Poets

  • The reason of this is obviously self-love, which partly overbears the natural operations of this principle.

    A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education

  • I suppose at the point when force of will overbears sense – reason – conscience.

    The Fire Within

  • But throughout the days of his life, in the very act of his rude existence, this great tumultuous presence of the sea troubles and overbears him.

    Christopher Columbus and the New World of His Discovery — Volume 1

  • The present interesting volume -- while it is instructive in no small measure as to the scope and character of Mickiewicz's poetry and literary work -- draws so lively a picture of the persecutions and sufferings and of the unconquered spirit of the poet that its human interest easily overbears mere questions of literature. ...

    Kościuszko A Biography

  • But throughout the days of his life, in the very act of his rude existence, this great tumultuous presence of the sea troubles and overbears him.

    Christopher Columbus and the New World of His Discovery — Complete

  • But throughout the days of his life, in the very act of his rude existence, this great tumultuous presence of the sea troubles and overbears him.

    Christopher Columbus

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