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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overmaster.


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  • The obstinacy of age had, in short, overmastered its complaisance, and the young woman said no more.

    A Changed Man; and other tales

  • The defense has not disputed whether he was the gunman, focusing instead on his mental state and claiming he suffers from a disorder that "overmastered" his will to refrain from criminal acts. - News

  • Already we have had the syntax overmastered by feeling, affection leaping and soaring over ground through which reason would have traversed most tediously slow.

    God’s Grandeur « Unknowing

  • If only broccoli ran wild and had to be tracked down and overmastered.

    What I Did On Holiday « Tales from the Reading Room

  • And when her answering look of happiness came to him -- a sudden dimness in her straight gray eyes -- he was overmastered by the knowledge that he must say something or burst.


  • Brave, strong, generous, dignified, and utterly truthful, he moves amid a tangle of tragic events, overmastered by a mighty fate, and in life or death is still a hero without stain or flaw.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Mr. Porretta's tenor sounded harsh and overmastered by Samson's music; Mr. Josephson was imposing as the High Priest.

    French Lessons in Life

  • For there is no booty so splendid as an outpost so overmastered; and these frontier outposts are especially prone to be deceived, with their propensity to give chase to any small body they set eyes on, regarding that as their peculiar function.

    The Cavalry General

  • They were overmastered by land still as ever, with the further difficulty of Athenian hostility, or quasi-hostility, now added.


  • It was open to him to let the enemy pass in their effort to rejoin their friends, and that done to have hung upon their heels and overmastered their rear ranks, but he did nothing of the sort: what he did was, to crash front to front against the Thebans.



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