One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Overcome; conquer.‘he was overmastered by events’
- ‘Sometimes she felt the overmastering desire to strangle her with kisses.’
- ‘Yet there is one writer whose unmistakable voice will occasionally overmaster hers.’
- ‘Everything is made subordinate to the overmastering dictates of war.’
- ‘Presumably they have all left their warm beds at the compulsion of some overmastering motive: duty, ambition, or fear of poverty.’
- ‘Yet while under the influence of the Summoning Stone, I feared for a time that it was the Demon King himself who had overmastered me, for I could not sense Morlock anywhere… but I understand better now.’
- ‘Aromatic logs would be burned under the windows of the rich to overmaster the stench that penetrated the city.’
- ‘The life-story perspective reveals a common presentation in patients who have been demoralized and overmastered by circumstances.’
- ‘One thing, however, can be said with reasonable confidence: throughout his life Aristotle was driven by one overmastering desire - the desire for knowledge.’
- ‘They know that the overmastering intentions of the cosmos cannot be undone, but believe that down the line events can be tweaked.’
- ‘It's a weakness of mine, I admit, that my judgment is often overmastered by passion.’
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