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What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell; what I mean is, that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me.
The obvious danger with a light but hoppy ale is that the hops will overmaster the malt, but it doesn't happen here.
The strength will most probably be crucial and will overmaster the arguments when it is a matter of the rampage of PM Gruevski's bodyguards.
In them, the figure of Woman functions iconically, as the site of exchange between men, to use Girard's and Sedgwick's formulas of triangulated desire, but also as an impossibly aloof, elusive Ideal around which men revolve and which they must also overmaster and conquer.
Of course, Pearson is correct to draw attention to the transvestism and gender anxiety that suffuses Maturin's writing, but her psychologizing account of Maturin's appropriations of the female-Gothic finally converts the engagement into a conscious confrontation between a masculinist culture and the feminine other it seemed determined to overmaster.
Stresses brought on by illness, aging, disaster, death, even simply by having too many children, may overmaster some families and strengthen others.
Just prior to this speech, modern editions of the poem have the Christian soldier Ubaldo prepare Rinaldo -- and the reader -- to dismiss Armida's plea as just one more entrapment: "[w]hat man is stronger than you," he asks Rinaldo, "if by seeing and hearing the Sirens you accustom yourself to overmaster them?