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oh ver wel ming

  • v  overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
  • v  charge someone with too many tasks
  • v  cover completely or make imperceptible
  • v  overcome by superior force
  • s  so strong as to be irresistible
    the temptation to despair may become overwhelming
    an overwhelming majority
  • s  very intense
    overwhelming joy

  • Pro: Against overwhelming initial odds, he defeated the vastly more experienced Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries and John McCain in the general election to become the .
  • This isn't the most elegant of the Potter volumes, but it feels like an ending, the final iteration of Rowling's abiding thematic concern: the overwhelming importance of .
  • There has been no overwhelming attack on Obama from the right-wing media machine -- or, at least, not enough to force more Old Media coverage (a la the Swiftboaters in 2004).
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  • Yellen overwhelming favorite to replace Bernanke at Fed: Reuters poll
    By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve's powerful vice chair, is by far the most likely candidate to replace Ben Bernanke when his second term at the helm of the U.S. central bank ends early next year, according to a Reuters poll of economists. The poll found that an overwhelming 40 of 44 economists said Yellen, the former president of the San ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Shamong middle school arts festival
    SHAMONG—Overwhelming! That’s really the only word that does justice to the annual Arts Festival at Indian Mills Memorial School. The event featured an estimated 1,500 pieces of art by students, and performances by the school’s choirs and bands.
    June 12, 2013 - Medford Central Record
  • Joseph Cramer, M.D.: The present is so overwhelming we need a good nap
    The present is so overwhelming that like Rip Van Winkle, sometimes we need a good nap.
    June 10, 2013 - Deseret News

  • Jimmy Carter in FOXNews
    Former President Jimmy Carter said, "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in 한겨레
    Clinton stated, "The evidence is overwhelming and condemning. The torpedo that sank the Cheonan...... was fired by a North Korean submarine."
  • Judd Gregg in Independent
    This is the bottom line: If we do not do this, the trauma, the chaos and the disruption to everyday Americans' lives will be overwhelming, and that's a price we can't afford to risk paying,Sen. Judd Gregg, the chief Senate Republican in the...

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