Recent Examples of overwhelming from the Web
Heathco's great-grandmother and guardian, Kathy Metz, says she is still overwhelmed by the overwhelming outpouring fans of the video are leaving in the Facebook comments.
The Houston Astros were forced here, more than 1,000 miles from home, to begin a series Tuesday against their in-state rivals, the Texas Rangers, because their city was still coping with the overwhelming effects of Hurricane Harvey.
Before that, Trump was celebrating an overwhelming success in the battle against North Korea: A vote at the United Nations Security Council to impose new sanctions on the country.
According to USA Today, Houston City Police Chief Art Acevedo said officers had rescued more than 2,000 people trapped by the overwhelming waters, with another 185 rescue requests still pending.
Every week brings such an overwhelming onslaught of news, that sometimes the most entertaining bits can fall through the cracks.
Not surprisingly, the overwhelming export power came from airplanes and parts, followed by information-technology royalties, retail services and information services.
This overwhelming obsession with looks over taste is what cursed us with Red Delicious apples, Florida tomatoes, and our city’s cultural reputation.
Nationally, only one in four eligible families with severe housing needs receives assistance, and the overwhelming majority goes to the poorest part of the population, the one the Scarbroughs had barely crawled out of.
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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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