One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Overcome by emotional pressure or physical force.‘his will had not been overborne by another's influence’‘he overbore the others who still favored a bold policy’
- ‘It seems to me inevitable that sooner or later she would have been overborne by them.’
- ‘But the Chief Justice's wisdom and logic has overborne your desire to fight for that end.’
- ‘Now, one of the explanations that she gave is that he overbore her and forced her into making some of these admissions.’
- ‘Moreover, its impact on the trial process must be weighed carefully: its probative value must not be overborne by its prejudicial effect.’
- ‘The evidence suggests this committee was unlikely to be overborne.’
- ‘The judge said the youth did not want to do what was asked, but it was not an equal relationship, and his will was overborne.’
- ‘Yet, for a variety of reasons, this tendency may be overborne, and the anticipated rise not observed.’
- ‘To say that they left it to the husbands does not mean to say either they did not understand what was happening or that their will was overborne.’
- ‘And I understand what a struggle it must have been to decide which overbears which.’
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