Definition of Overwhelms

1. Verb. (third-person singular of overwhelm) ¹



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Definition of Overwhelms

1. overwhelm [v] - See also: overwhelm

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overwhelms

overwelling
overwells
overwent
overwet
overwets
overwetted
overwetting
overwhelm
overwhelmed
overwhelmedness
overwhelmer
overwhelmers
overwhelming
overwhelmingly
overwhelmingness
overwhelms (current term)
overwhip
overwhipped
overwhipping
overwicked
overwide
overwidth
overwily
overwin
overwind
overwinding
overwinds
overwing
overwinged
overwinging

Literary usage of Overwhelms

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Chamfort said, "There is nothing that kills like ridicule ;" and he was familiar with the guillotine. Like the guillotine, however, ridicule overwhelms bad ..."

2. Ireland: Historical and Statistical by George Lewis Smyth (1844)
"That overwhelms the reasoning faculties with astonishment, and is not to be paralleled * This is the sum for which Mr. Ward took credit in his speech, ..."

3. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1860)
"... where disbursements that mother of tariffs, banks, and of the very catastrophe which now overwhelms us. Reduction of the expenses and of the revenue, ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1889)
"... but the current of mediocrity overwhelms all, misleads the less rigid, and fills with enthusiasm those who have no fixed scientific faith, ..."

5. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1856)
"He overwhelms canoes with the surges of the sea; swallows up lands, trees, and houses in his devastating floods, and destroys no small number of the insects ..."

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