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All the while, nonetheless, Olivia also exhibited ample signs of someone who felt overmastered inside by not just the sudden but also the enduring and surprisingly powerful nature of the passion.
In the 1690 case of Benjamin Blackledge, the ship Good Hope, captained by Colonel Samuell Shrimpton, was overmastered in New England.
Defense attorneys used the defense of last resort claiming that the defendant suffered from a delusional compulsion that overmastered his will.
The last time we saw Hera, consoled by Hephaestos, she was a somewhat farcical and quite pitiable figure, overmastered by Zeus and reluctantly acquiescent.
Theological education must always place any quest for mastery that it contains within the broader context of being overmastered.
grief; (117) or overmastered by excessive appetites, like lust.
Singley maintains, the girl has sexually overmastered "him"; already a kind of tomboy, Sylvia asserts herself as the phallic lover: "Sylvia's climb to the top of the old pine is a virtual appropriation of the traditional role of the phallus.
It is far from clear, of course, that Eastman approves of what she relates; if it were true, as missionary Stephen Riggs incredulously wrote, that Sioux women considered it their "privilege as well as duty to work out life on this line" (174), Eastman might have seen this as proof of how deluded and overmastered these women were, or of how radically their society warped divine mandates.
He battled with the novel like a true writer, but in the long run it beat him: he couldn't force the novel to stop, couldn't find the true course; the novel overmastered him.
The answer may be implicit in the vehemence with which Socrates denied in the Protagoras that knowledge could be overmastered by its inferiors, appetite and spiritedness.
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