Recent Examples of overwhelming from the Web
Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia — and stronger place in the world — thanks to an overwhelming mandate for yet another term as president.
But even in a nation that was fragmented to the point of revolt, the prospect of losing Nowruz prompted furious pushback that was too overwhelming to brush aside.
Image: Jake Kerr In his introduction to the book, Kerr notes that each author was permitted to submit a single work, in an effort to make the anthology a slightly less overwhelming read.
But, despite their overwhelming dominance, and some simply sensational football, Valverde led his side into the dressing room at the break with just a two-goal advantage.
In other words, there's been a drop-off, but not an overwhelming one.
Financially, the temptation to make the transition would seem overwhelming.
Yes, the new regulations, or any regulations at all, appear overwhelming to many of his colleagues.
Despite the overwhelming focus on the white working class, larger percentages of blacks and Latinos than of whites are working class, whether measured by income, education, or self-identification.
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First Known Use of overwhelming
OVERWHELMING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overwhelming for English Language Learners
: very great in number, effect, or force
—used to describe something that is so confusing, difficult, etc., that you feel unable to do it
OVERWHELMING Defined for Kids
Definition of overwhelming for Students
- an overwhelming majority
- an overwhelming task
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