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There are very rational explanations to account for the cloud that suddenly hangs over the league’s overwhelming preseason favorites heading into the start of the 2018 playoffs.
The overwhelming majority of those indicted and those sentenced were women.
An overwhelming majority of Californians say K-12 education is important to them in the 2018 governor's race, but only slightly more than half are paying close attention to news about the candidates.
The overwhelming majority of virtual teachers are not unionized.
In his experience, the overwhelming majority of NASCAR fans didn't have an issue with his organization's business partnership with the NRA.
In data from October, 24 percent of the county jail population had not yet had their case determined by the court, meaning the overwhelming majority incarcerated had been convicted, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Marketed as the world's largest professional network with over 530,000,000 users in 200+ countries and territories, LinkedIn has become the overwhelming favorite for professional networking and job recruiting.
The Knights’ Gerard Gallant is the overwhelming coach-of-the-year favorite.
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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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