1 But I scarcely observed this; rage and hatred had at first deprived me of utterance, and I recovered only to overwhelm him with words expressive of furious detestation and contempt.
2 Little did I then expect the calamity that was in a few moments to overwhelm me and extinguish in horror and despair all fear of ignominy or death.
3 And when one is slapped in the face--why then the consciousness of being rubbed into a pulp would positively overwhelm one.
4 More than anything she feared lest the confusion she felt might overwhelm her and betray her as soon as she saw him.
5 History neglects nearly all these particulars, and cannot do otherwise; the infinity would overwhelm it.
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6 "Do not overwhelm me with happiness," cried d'Artagnan, throwing himself on his knees, and covering with kisses the hands abandoned to him.
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7 Oh, count, you overwhelm me with that coolness.
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8 You must not think anymore about the hard things I said in my first moment of consternation, when I thought everything was going to overwhelm me.
9 Rouse thy winds to fury, and overwhelm their sinking vessels, or drive them asunder and strew ocean with their bodies.
10 But this discovery was so great and overwhelming that all the steps by which I had been progressively led to it were obliterated, and I beheld only the result.
11 'I am about to undertake that task; and it is on that account that I feel so many overwhelming terrors.
12 The wind arose; the sea roared; and, as with the mighty shock of an earthquake, it split and cracked with a tremendous and overwhelming sound.
13 To my overwhelming surprise the living room was deserted.
14 Mr. Micawber's difficulties are almost overwhelming just at present,' said Mrs. Micawber; 'and whether it is possible to bring him through them, I don't know.
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15 Glancing round as I made a suitable reply, I observed that the family effects were already packed, and that the amount of luggage was by no means overwhelming.