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.
2 'I am about to undertake that task; and it is on that account that I feel so many overwhelming terrors.
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.
4 To my overwhelming surprise the living room was deserted.
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.
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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.
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.
8 All her resentment of his fancied coldness was swept away in this overwhelming rush of recollection.
9 Chief among these motives was the overwhelming idea of the great whale himself.
10 There was with her an overwhelming feeling of irresponsibility.
11 But perhaps that was why she fascinated him; the sheer volume of Marija's energy was overwhelming.
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.
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13 The joy of the prisoners was almost overwhelming.
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.
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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.
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