Example sentences for: overweening

How can you use “overweening” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • They represented fundamental splits--between supporters of constitutional democracy and its opponents, between friends and enemies of human rights, between people who believe in limited government and those who want an overweening state.

  • Under its slapstick shenanigans, this modest movie offers a convincing vision of Nixon White House operations as a sordid buffoon show undone by a couple of painfully earnest innocents: It's nature's revenge on the overweening.

  • While watching a televised Giants game, indulging his overweening passion for football, he collapses from alcoholic exhaustion.

  • The revolution of 1776, for instance, was fueled in part by the colonists' resentment of the overweening powers of royal judges.

  • Her behavior was stupid and hurt a lot of people, but if the point here is to measure the size of her errors, they are barely perceptible next to those of the people who ruined her: a literary agent with profit and something akin to treason on her mind; a federal prosecutor who chose to hound and harass a citizen with overweening force and little justification; and journalists who cooperated by exposing every last detail of her private life.


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