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.

  • Nixon's statesmanlike response was to fund a secret investigative team to bedevil Ellsberg and anyone else whom Nixon, in his overweening paranoia and narcissism, deemed a risk to "national security."

  • 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.

  • in the dual role of the overweening 17 th century boy king Louis of France and his twin brother, Philippe, who was first spirited away at birth by a father fearful of internecine struggles and subsequently locked in the bowels of the Bastille, his features concealed by the eponymous iron mask.

  • There was this band called Iron Butterfly and this 18-minute song called "In A Gadda Da Vita" and that just seemed overweening.


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