OVERWHELMING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OVERWHELMING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  overpowering in effect or strength; very great or intense; extreme
Classic Sentence: (125 in 9 pages)
1  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.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
2  'I am about to undertake that task; and it is on that account that I feel so many overwhelming terrors.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
3  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.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
4  To my overwhelming surprise the living room was deserted.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
5  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.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
6  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.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
7  But Ashley seemed to mean them and there was a look in his eyes which eluded her--not fear, not apology, but the bracing to a strain which was inevitable and overwhelming.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
8  All her resentment of his fancied coldness was swept away in this overwhelming rush of recollection.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
9  Chief among these motives was the overwhelming idea of the great whale himself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
10  There was with her an overwhelming feeling of irresponsibility.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXVIII
11  But perhaps that was why she fascinated him; the sheer volume of Marija's energy was overwhelming.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
12  Munro had again sunk into that sort of apathy which had beset him since his late overwhelming misfortunes, and from which he was apparently to be roused only by some new and powerful excitement.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 18
13  The joy of the prisoners was almost overwhelming.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
14  The Englishman received his thanks with the phlegm peculiar to his nation; and Morrel, overwhelming him with grateful blessings, conducted him to the staircase.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
15  It was to this apartment he had desired his guest to be shown, with the purpose of overwhelming him at the sight of so much luxury.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  At one point, we veered off the beach, onto a golf course, where the serenity is almost overwhelming.
17  It becomes so overwhelming that I just disengage from the situation, and think my own thoughts.
18  Without special equipment the chromosphere cannot normally be seen due to its being washed out by the overwhelming brightness of the photosphere.
19  Countries overwhelmed by the human tide of refugees want safe havens set up at once.
20  Scotland's wild salmon population is in danger of being overwhelmed by the farmed variety.
21  Government troops have overwhelmed the rebels and seized control of the capital.
22  Harriet was overwhelmed by a feeling of homesickness.
23  The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
24  Any short-term detriment will be overwhelmed by the long-term utility of a station at Woolwich.
25  Freddy was so overwhelmed by the profusion of choices on the menu that he knocked over his wine glass and soaked his host.
26  Indian manufacturers complain of being overwhelmed by cheap Chinese goods and want to find ways of competing.
27  Still, he was sufficiently touched by his aunt's grief too long to rush out from under the bed and overwhelm her with joy--and the theatrical gorgeousness of the thing appealed strongly to his nature, too, but he resisted and lay still.
28  Instead of advancing valid arguments, he tried to overwhelm his audience with a sophistry.
29  Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill.
30  The local economy is overwhelmingly dependent on oil and gas extraction.