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Sample sentences for the GRE study word overwhelm

overwhelm can be used as a verb

1.And overwhelm thir Warr the Race elec. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.And here the whole thing seemed to overwhelm me in a rush. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
3."Oh, count, you overwhelm me with that coolness. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.Thou seek'st the greatness that will overwhelm thee. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
5."Oh, then I'll keep him here all the summer, and will overwhelm him with civility," said Levin, kissing her hands. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
6.Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend. - from The King James Bible
7.Little did I then expect the calamity that was in a few moments to overwhelm me and extinguish in horror and despair all fear of ignominy or death. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
8.Do you play whist you will overwhelm my grandfather with delight if you play whist. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
9.But I scarcely observed this rage and hatred had at first deprived me of utterance, and I recovered only to overwhelm him with words expressive of furious detestation and contempt. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
10.Its effusion of strength and will overwhelms law and mocks al. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
11.Higelac overwhelms the conqueror with gifts. - from Beowulf by
12.The wind blows in gusts all the foam overwhelms him. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
13."Our angelic benefactor overwhelms us," said Jondrette, bowing to the very earth. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
14.With George Eliot law is like fate it overwhelms personal freedom and inclination. - from English Literature by William J. Long
15.The honesty of a great heart, condensed in justice and truth, overwhelms as with lightning. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
16.The evening had that serenity which overwhelms the troubles of man beneath an indescribably mournful and eternal joy. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
17.And who knows Did he steal Has it been proved The name of Jean Valjean overwhelms him, and seems to dispense with proofs. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
18.Against any case of hypocrisy or injustice he sets up a remedy of precisely the same kind, only more atrocious, and defends his plan with such seriousness that the satire overwhelms the reader with a sense of monstrous falsity. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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