Overcome in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Overcome

(transitive) To surmount (a physical or abstract obstacle); to prevail over, to get the better of. | (transitive) To win or prevail in some sort of battle, contest, etc. | To come or pass over; to spread over.

Short Example Sentences for Overcome

  • 1. Csaky, overcome despite himself, quitted the room. 🔊
  • 2. You see how overcome he is, dear Herr Holtzmann. 🔊
  • 3. What problem is there to overcome in connection with party lines? 🔊
  • 4. I am so overcome by shock and horror that I can scarcely hold the pen. 🔊
  • 5. Did not the three hundred with Gideon overcome the hosts of the Moabites? 🔊

How to use Overcome in Sentences?

  • 1. In the emergency he determined on a desperate attempt to overcome his handicap. 🔊
  • 2. Only through some tremendous rush of desire could he overcome the partial paralysis of his will. 🔊
  • 3. No angel with a flaming sword came forth to fight and overcome as by a miracle. 🔊
  • 4. As he went downstairs, he stopped from time to time, as if overcome by violent emotion. 🔊
  • 5. For days he had kept awake fearing treachery from Gray if he let sleep overcome him. 🔊
  • 6. To overcome the difficulties in case of a Moor and Christian princess was comparatively easy. 🔊
  • 7. The main body under Lopez was overcome and dispersed by Spanish troops on the 24th. 🔊
  • 8. He was oppressed and overcome at the thought of what she could give to some man who really would be a force! 🔊
  • 9. He never was ill, and only very rarely was he so overcome with liquor as to require any assistance in retiring. 🔊
  • 10. He explained at some length the details of his plan, the obstacles we should encounter, and how to overcome them. 🔊
  • 11. She was overcome by affright, and her steps were so feeble and faltering, and it was necessary to support her. 🔊
  • 12. He would not trust himself to sit down again; he felt that sleep might suddenly overcome him unawares. 🔊
  • 13. It was a thousand times easier to retain a state in allegiance than to overcome disloyalty disguised as state authority. 🔊
  • 14. More than this, where there had been mere obstacles to overcome there were now steep mountains, perhaps inaccessible for all he knew. 🔊
  • 15. Once she had managed to shoot a particularly bold coyote, only to be overcome with remorse at seeing its death-struggle. 🔊
  • 16. It is not question to express our thought, to elect our way, but to overcome resistances of the medium and material in everything we do. 🔊
  • 17. At last, as if overcome by weariness, or concluding that after all there was no real danger, he laid quietly down. 🔊
  • 18. Surely the Magyar has sense enough to subdue by his intellectual superiority those whom he cannot overcome by force of arms? 🔊
  • 19. Christmas and birthdays invariably called forth the gift of a silk hat, for the women trusted that they could overcome resistance by persistence. 🔊
  • 20. The airplane, if it is to hold its own beside the airship as a large passenger vessel, will first have to overcome a number of natural handicaps. 🔊
  • 21. I experienced a periodic tendency to return to it, which I have been able to overcome only by the most vigorous efforts. 🔊
  • 22. He conceives the idea of studying logic, in order, by mere subtle reasoning, to overcome and cheat his creditors. 🔊
  • 23. His mind and voice had precisely the fluid quality of some clear subtle liquid; one felt it could flow round anything and overcome nothing. 🔊
  • 24. One-Eye floundered down on deck, grinning appeasingly and failing to hide the fear he had overcome but which still possessed him. 🔊
  • 25. It is not feasible to overcome this objection by the use of condensers in series with the bells, as was done in the system shown in Fig. 🔊
  • 26. She paused, overcome apparently by memories of past courtships, and Bowles shuffled his feet uneasily. 🔊
  • 27. To overcome this obstacle the Wright brothers had adopted the ingenious method of wing-warping, imitated directly from the habits of birds. 🔊
  • 28. Santonio was so overcome with laughter at my audacity, though I was really very much alarmed, that he leaned back in his chair and shook again. 🔊
  • 29. I was overcome by the kindly sympathy of Eumolpus, and was especially sorry for the latest injury I had done him. 🔊
  • 30. It was a condition of affairs clamouring for remedies, but there was an immense amount of indifference and prejudice to be overcome before any remedies were possible. 🔊