Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of overmaster.
  • adjective Which overmasters; dominating, oppressive, conquering.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • It may not fan sufficiently to make the desire overmastering, but in so far as it fans at all, that far is it temptation.

    Chapter 26

  • For instance, what would happen tomorrow if one hundred thousand tramps should become suddenly inspired with an overmastering desire for work?

    THE TRAMP

  • To locate and copy manuscripts that contained the voices of the vanished past in all their unsurpassed eloquence became, for some scholars, an overmastering obsession.

    How the Secular World Began

  • Her dumb lips could not articulate her overmastering consciousness of kind.

    LI-WAN, THE FAIR

  • And the traditions, more especially, bear heavily upon the individual, overmastering his natural expression of the love instinct and forcing him to an artificial expression of that love instinct.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • "Gee, Dad, thanks!" she bubbled, delight overmastering her sullen veneer.

    Robert Koehler: 20,000 Days

  • "Gee, Dad, thanks!" she bubbled, delight overmastering her sullen veneer.

    Robert Koehler: 20,000 Days

  • "Gee, Dad, thanks!" she bubbled, delight overmastering her sullen veneer.

    Robert Koehler: 20,000 Days

  • "Gee, Dad, thanks!" she bubbled, delight overmastering her sullen veneer.

    Robert Koehler: 20,000 Days

  • It was at that moment that Edna felt her journalistic ambition departing from her, and was aware of an overmastering desire to be somewhere else.

    Amateur Night

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.