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 Meanings and Examples of OVERCAME
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
 v.  overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  Then the sense of unreality overcame him once more, and he could not bring himself to believe that Mattie stood there for the last time before him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IX
2  At this point Lily's impatience overcame her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  Their hands, their smiles, their shouts, their affectionate eyes overcame her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
4  A feeling of oppression and drowsiness overcame Edna during the service.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XIII
5  Life was a struggle for existence, and the strong overcame the weak, and in turn were overcome by the strongest.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 30
6  Anxious to know the worst, and willing, in such an emergency, to try the potency of gold he overcame his reluctance to speak to Magua.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 10
7  But the loneliness overcame me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
8  But the temptation of a discovery so singular and profound, at last overcame the suggestions of alarm.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
9  Richard's eyes sparkled with indignation, but his better nature overcame it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
10  Yeobright overcame his repugnance, for Susan had at least borne his mother no ill-will.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
11  A shudder overcame her and shook the light fabric of her nightdress throughout.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
12  My indignation at this calm examination of our family documents overcame me so far that I took a step forward, and Brunton, looking up, saw me standing in the doorway.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
13  Your own feelings overcame you, and you ran across the lawn and broke in upon them.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
14  The cold, that smote to my marrow, and the pain I felt in breathing, overcame me.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In XI
15  The gruff tones of Hugo's voice, with an occasional shout when his feelings overcame him, were very impressive, and the audience applauded the moment he paused for breath.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWO
Example Sentence:
1  A dizziness overcame him, blurring his vision.
2  She overcame injury to win the Olympic gold medal.
3  He overcame a strong temptation to run away.
4  Her friendliness soon overcame the prejudice of her stepchildren.