Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rendered powerless especially by an excessive amount or profusion of something.
  • adjective colloq. Having more than the required power.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overpower.
  • adjective Overly powerful

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Examples

  • Something like that, to make it hard to use in overpowered ways …

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  • The Argentine fans, including soccer great Diego Maradona, were subdued as Tursunov and Safin overpowered their opponents, conceding only one point in their first-set service games.

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  • Orford's chains, and he advances, evidently overpowered from the effects of his wound and want of food.

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  • We came somewhat late to Aberdeen, and found the inn so full, that we had some difficulty in obtaining admission, till Mr. Boswell made himself known: His name overpowered all objection, and we found a very good house and civil treatment.

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  • Typical is this scene, which took place aboard a new boat with lots of fancy thingamajigs on a gusty day with millions of people (many in overpowered death traps) on the lake.

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  • His Russian accent overpowered the French words and made them difficult to follow.

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  • The thought that God, as it were, had called him and he had been afraid to run and answer to his name overpowered his timid, aching soul with such a flood of emotion that he found himself struggling with a glorious temptation to tear down the mountainside again to the house and play his appointed part -- utter his note in the chord even thus late.

    The Human Chord

  • We came somewhat late to Aberdeen, and found the inn so full, that we had some difficulty in obtaining admission, till Mr. Boswell made himself known: His name overpowered all objection, and we found a very good house and civil treatment.

    Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

  • The darkness of error and sin overpowered and quite eclipsed this light.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • By this Nebuchadnezzar was plainly given to understand that all the great success which he had had, and should yet have, against the people of Israel, which he gloried in, as he had therein overpowered the God of Israel, was owing purely to their sin: if the body of that nation had faithfully adhered to their own God and the worship of him only, as these three men did, they would all have been delivered out of his hand as these three men were.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

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