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She immediately overwhelmed the general once more with questions, and within five minutes that gentleman was as happy as a king, and holding forth at the top of his voice, amid the laughter of almost all who heard him.
Morcerf was so completely overwhelmed by this great and unexpected calamity that he could scarcely stammer a few words as he looked around on the assembly.
As for the count, he could not have been more overwhelmed if a thunderbolt had fallen at his feet and opened an immense gulf before him.
Each word fell like a dagger on Morcerf, and deprived him of a portion of his energy; as she uttered the last, he hid his mutilated hand hastily in his bosom, and fell back on his seat, overwhelmed by wretchedness and despair.
Such was the disastrous event that had overwhelmed the Nez Perces tribe during the absence of Captain Bonneville; and he was informed that Kosato, the renegade, who, being stationed in the village, had been prevented from going on the forlorn hope, was again striving to rouse the vindictive feelings of his adopted brethren, and to prompt them to revenge the slaughter of their devoted braves.
Women are often simply overwhelmed by the demands and circumstances of life, resulting in stress, fear, worry, impatience, fatigue, frustration, and even depression.
I have a lot going on with the kids and everything, but you know, anytime I get tired or feel overwhelmed, I say to myself, 'This is good.
A spokesman for the family said she had been overwhelmed by the love shown for Sir Bobby since his death on Friday.
Summary: Friends and family of Jade Goody say they have been overwhelmed by the support of well-wishers.
1 : to overcome completely (as with great force or emotion) <The larger army overwhelmed the troops.
The Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) was overwhelmed by the response it received exhibiting at the recent Greenbuild conference in Denver, according to the association's executive director, William Turley.
Winnicott's theory about parents specifically mothers being "good enough parents" who are not overwhelmed by a child's behavior can extend to how schools treat "problem children.