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More so, with its dissolution of divine providence and human virtue, the war extended the previous century's Darwinian notion that "species and groups of species have at all times overmastered other species in the great battle for life" (The Origin of Species 170-171).
"Degradingly poor" (120), trapped within an ugly and "unlovable body" that "no clothes suited" (126), and overmastered by the demands of the flesh, Doris Kilman is the quivering and perspiring image of Freud's traumatized being, that triply wounded animal that calls itself "human."
Ancient Greek healers suggested that the 3 goals of medicine were cure, relief of suffering, and the refusal to treat those "overmastered by their illness." (3) Patients were admonished not to ask healers to attempt that which was impossible to medicate.
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.
David Cook argues that Wendoll is "overmastered by his passions" and "woos Anne ...
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.
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.
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