overpowering


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  • adj

Synonyms for overpowering

Synonyms for overpowering

awesomely or forbiddingly intense

Synonyms for overpowering

so strong as to be irresistible

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And then with an overpowering sweetness of relief, it came back upon my mind that the servants were already used to the coming and going of my second self.
I feel the dread of this horrible place overpowering me.
The luminous part traced on the sea an immense oval, much elongated, the centre of which condensed a burning heat, whose overpowering brilliancy died out by successive gradations.
And with overpowering compliments her handsome cavalier led her back to the place whence he had taken her, and where Luigi awaited her.
The united efforts of his two unfeeling sisters and of his overpowering friend, assisted by the attractions of Miss Darcy and the amusements of London might be too much, she feared, for the strength of his attachment.
Such were the palpable advantages of this winter encampment; added to which, it was secure from the prowlings and plunderings of any petty band of roving Blackfeet, the difficulties of retreat rendering it unwise for those crafty depredators to venture an attack unless with an overpowering force.
I know who y' are now; y' are a Methody, like Seth; he's tould me on you," said Lisbeth fretfully, her overpowering sense of pain returning, now her wonder was gone.
When we were somewhat recovered from the overpowering Effusions of our grief, Edward desired that we would consider what was the most prudent step to be taken in our unhappy situation while he repaired to his imprisoned freind to lament over his misfortunes.
An overpowering impulse had made me do so, and I remember how her thin little fingers pressed mine in token of her lively gratitude.
Astor, for the success of this object of his ambition, that this gleam of good news was almost overpowering.
But now, instead of rejoicing in this, as I had done beforehand, I felt a sudden overpowering impulse to go on at once to the bridge, and put an end to the suspense I had been wishing to protract.
The whole recollection of that time of my life has such a peculiar quality that the beginning and the end of it are merged in one sensation of profound emotion, continuous and overpowering, containing the extremes of exultation, full of careless joy and of an invincible sadness - like a day-dream.
All the overpowering, blinding, bewildering, first effects of strong surprise were over with her.
It is a perfectly overpowering impulse, and I have more than once taken advantage of it.
I was prepared for something strange, but not for so overpowering a personality as this.