Example sentences for: overwhelmed

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

  • Happily, the pretty town has escaped the high-rises and tawdry atmosphere of many coastal resorts, although it does get somewhat overwhelmed by crowds in summer.

  • The attacks of September 11, 2001 overwhelmed the response capacity of most of the local jurisdictions where the hijacked airliners crashed.

  • The attacks on 9/11 demonstrated that even the most robust emergency response capabilities can be overwhelmed if an attack is large enough.

  • The NYT has a good front-page piece about the juvenile court system, making the point that it is so overwhelmed by the increase in juvenile crime and the breakdown of the family that almost no one believes it still serves a useful purpose.

  • We're more like Total Quality bosses, and we're just what many new-style CEOs are: overwhelmed by a vast therapeutic mandate to keep control while dispersing power and to ensure not just the health but the happiness, not just the productivity but the loyalty, of our charges.


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