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vb. (en-third-person singular of: overcome)

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At last, however, he overcomes his faintheartedness and covers the distance with such stamping of feet that he cannot hear the balls.

To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne"

On another continent, 4,000 miles away, I became quietly seized with that nostalgia that overcomes you when you have reached the middle of your life and your father has recently died and it dawns on you that when he went he took some of you with him.

I patted one of the ladies affectionately on the shoulder with that easy familiarity that overcomes me when I am drunk and used her as a kind of springboard to propel myself towards the stairs, where I smiled a farewell to the room-everyone was by now watching me with interest-and descended the stairs in one fluid motion.

I plodded back to my motel and fell heavily onto the bed and watched TV with that kind of glazed immobility that overcomes you when your stomach is grossly overloaded and there's no remote control device and you can't quite reach the channel switch with your big toe.

The change of surroundings hardly overcomes his doubts as he stares at the leak in the roof.

A heavy, dull state of torpor gradually overcomes their clouded brains, the last glimmerings of reason dying out one by one, like the smoky lights on the already cold breasts of the corpses lying around them.

Whomsoever this fierce thirst overcomes, full of poison, in this world, his sufferings increase like the abounding Birana grass.

He who overcomes this fierce thirst, difficult to be conquered in this world, sufferings fall off from him, like water-drops from a lotus leaf.

A childlike wonder so overcomes them that he can see what they had been like and what they must have looked like when they were little girls in Indiana.