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  • n. Plural form of overman.

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Examples

  • Â Lyra leads her women across the ruins of a future New York, revealing the deaths of the “overmen” and encountering a group of male savages, apparently emulating the long-dead Wolverine, still overexposed in the far-flung future.

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  • For they are just light enough for these chairs-all these gods and overmen.

    The 'Superman' in Sri Aurobindo & Nietzsche

  • Then the overmen of the different pits came forward to shake hands with him, whilst the miners waved their caps, shouting, “Farewell, James Starr, our master and our friend!”

    The Underground City

  • Cruelly will you defend the equality of rights of the herd to use the grass under its feet and the salt in the ground, -- and your enemies will be the free individuals, the overmen, the ingenious inventors, the prophets, the saviors, the poets and artists.

    Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 2, April 1906 Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature

  • Then the overmen of the different pits came forward to shake hands with him, whilst the miners waved their caps, shouting, "Farewell, James Starr, our master and our friend!"

    The Underground City

  • "I must be shaken by my adventure," he said to himself laughing; and he considered for a moment or two whether he should go back and get one of the overmen for a companion.

    Son Philip

  • Heartrending were the wailings and shrieks and moanings which arose at this announcement, confirmed by the viewer and overmen.

    The Mines and its Wonders

  • For such readers, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra," with its incantatory calls for a race of overmen to establish a new morality that would "remain faithful to the earth," was the true Nietzsche.

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  • However, I think it is quite clear that the overmen which are here being equivocated with the gods are not true overmen, but misconceptions of such by poets i.e. "motley bastards".

    The 'Superman' in Sri Aurobindo & Nietzsche

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