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Ah, if I had only known then that he was only a common mortal, and that his mission had nothing more overpowering about it than the collecting of seeds and uncommon yams and extraordinary cabbages and peculiar bullfrogs for that poor, useless, innocent, mildewed old fossil the Smithsonian Institute, I would have felt so much relieved.
The little princess was not unwell, but had such an overpowering fear of the prince that, hearing he was in a bad humor, she had decided not to appear.
A definite literary ambition grew up in me, and in the long reveries of the afternoon, when I was distributing my case, I fashioned a future of overpowering magnificence and undying celebrity.
This voyage had been undertaken in obedience to a sudden but overpowering impulse.
He knew an overpowering desire for the protection and companionship of man.
The startling contrast between the corpse-like pallor of her complexion and the overpowering life and light, the glittering metallic brightness in her large black eyes, held him literally spell-bound.
A strong disagreeable odor came through the doorway, completely overpowering me.
Slowly they were overpowering him, though a score of them bled from ugly wounds, and two lay very still beneath the trampling feet, and the rolling bodies of the contestants.
Besides, being very young, he had found the occupation of keeping his heart completely steeled against the worst so engrossing that he had come to feel an overpowering dislike towards any other form of activity whatever.
Summary: Sydney: A former sailor was jailed Monday for more than three years after overpowering a .
The fine line between sales and branding has been crossed by the current league of brand mangers and strategy planners in order to meet their eagerness in overpowering competitive brands in the market.
Militants being interrogated in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar who seized a building after overpowering their guards Saturday have surrendered, with no loss of life on either side, Pakistan television stations reported.