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I may try to persuade myself that the sweetness overpowers it; I may call it a pleasant aromatic flavour; but say what I will, it is still there, and I cannot but taste it.
Pickwick, taking the old man by the hand, 'your honest confidence overpowers me.
If we had nothing worse to dread than her attempting to go on the stage, I should not feel the distress and dismay which now overpower me.
Were he to subdue a part, that which would still remain free might oppose him with forces independent of those which he had usurped and overpower him before he could be settled in his usurpation.
no, no,(exclaimed Sophia) I cannot go to Newgate; I shall not be able to support the sight of my Augustus in so cruel a confinement--my feelings are sufficiently shocked by the RECITAL, of his Distress, but to behold it will overpower my Sensibility.
Without interruptions of this kind, the best narrative of plain matter of fact must overpower every reader; for nothing but the ever lasting watchfulness, which Homer has ascribed only to Jove himself, can be proof against a newspaper of many volumes.
McIntyre's steely-eyed Tess, the Peggy Guggenheim-like art patron, appears in only one scene - but in it, she completely overpowers the callow deceivers.