Example sentences for: overwhelm

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

  • [T]he magnitude and difficulty of the trust to which the voice of my country called me, being sufficient to awaken in the wisest and most experienced of her citizens a distrustful scrutiny into his qualifications, could not but overwhelm with despondence one who (inheriting inferior endowments from nature and unpracticed in the duties of civil administration) ought to be peculiarly conscious of his own deficiencies.

  • Doing so for all rules, they said, could overwhelm the agencies' systems; may be unnecessary for some relatively uncontroversial rules; and may be a less effective use of the agency's resources than more traditional methods (e.g.

  • Commentators wagered that the racial division reflected in the two Simpson verdicts would overwhelm Clinton's noble words to the contrary.

  • Whilst dominant mutations overwhelm the ability of cells to survive, recessive mutations result in the absence of protective proteins and make the neuron grow weaker.

  • It's also that Dunph falls for the blond WASP Jane Weston (Amy Smart), who, if not a goody-two-shoes, is determined not to let drugs overwhelm her course of self-improvement.


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