Recent Examples of overwhelming from the Web
One reason is the deployment since 2013 of the Rangers, a tough paramilitary force that has used overwhelming firepower, plus encounters, to arouse fear.
And public opinion polls have shown that an overwhelming majority of Brazilians support the investigations rattling the political class.
The overwhelming majority of the charges have been aimed at Freeze's Ole Miss program, not Nutt's.
Cvijovic has been there before, but the overwhelming majority of his teammates have not.
The legislation cleared the Senate two weeks ago with 98 votes, an overwhelming margin that suggested the bill would speed quickly through the House and to Trump’s desk.
The currents in the history of the West preoccupied with miscegenation and corruption of the blood are feeble in the face of the overwhelming tide of annexation, assimilation, and admixture.
As a deep depression followed the mania, going to the grocery store became a monumental effort and overwhelming remorse clouded his thinking.
Finding other variants that might contribute requires looking for clues in data on the 25,000 other human genes and their surrounding DNA—an overwhelming task for human investigators.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'overwhelming.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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
1 : very great or strong an overwhelming majority
2 : very difficult or confusing an overwhelming task
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up overwhelming? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).