That was the overpowering emotion that had come to rule poor Annie's life.
The scent of pine trees disappeared, replaced by the overpowering smell of cleaning solution.
For more than fifty years the Roman world was undisturbed by any aggressive act on the part of the new invaders, who contented themselves with overpowering various tribes which lived to the north of the Danube.
Sickness and discontent led to a mutiny on De Quiros' vessel, and the crew, overpowering their officers during the night, forced the captain to navigate his ship to Mexico.
The arsines and arsine chlorides are liquids of overpowering smell, and in some cases exert an extremely irritating action on the mucous membrane.
shown with unusual lucidity of expression how feeble is the spontaneity of that intellect which is so highly lauded, and how overpowering the sway of original will in all our action.
But his conquests met with a sudden and overpowering check at the hands of Timur (Tamerlane).
It is needless to add that, under the overpowering influence of these vain imaginations, the earnest moral teachings of Gotama became more and more hidden from view.
The Directions to Servants (first published in 1745) in like manner derive their overpowering comic force from the imperturbable solemnity with which all the misdemeanours that domestics can commit are enjoined upon them as duties.
At midnight he awoke; the dancing-girls were lying in the ante-room; an overpowering loathing filled his soul.
With fifty or a hundred ships they would fall upon some unhappy region, harry it for many miles inland, and offer battle to the landsfolk unless the latter came out in overpowering force.
The French in overpowering force at once pushed into the country, and, an amnesty having been stipulated in the treaty, Hofer and his companions, after some hesitation, gave in their submission.
release of stored-up masses in the coal, which, overpowering the ventilation, produce magazines of explosive material ready for ignition when brought in contact with the flame of a lamp or the blast of a shot.
On the 30th of March, Joseph empowered Marmont to make a truce with the assailants of Paris if they should be in overpowering strength.
Finding the usual crowd of beggars before St Peter's, he exchanged his clothes with one of them, and experienced an overpowering joy in spending the day begging among the rest.
The impression made by the capital of the world upon Gamaliel and his companions was an overpowering one, and they wept when they thought of Jerusalem in ruins.
Myths of origins there must indeed have been in those countries before Babylonian influence became so overpowering, but, if so, these myths must have become recast when the great Teacher of the Nations half-attracted and halfcompelled attention.
In the Arctic province the overpowering influence of meteorological phenomena manifested itself both in the doctrine of shades and in their shamanistic practices.
pursued the same policy with regard to the independence and greatness of the Roman See, but died too soon for the cause he upheld, and, at his death in 1280, the inevitable current revived with overpowering force.
But it was not till the third journey that the new interest became an overpowering passion, and the " philosopher " was on his way home before he had advanced so far as to conceive the scheme of a system of thought to the elaboration of which his life should henceforth be devoted.
It is rather due to an overpowering sense of the value of organization - a sense that liberty can never be dissevered from order, that a vital interconnexion between all the parts of the body politic is the source of all good, so that while he can find nothing but brute weight in an organized public, he can compare the royal person in his ideal form of constitutional monarchy to the dot upon the letter i.
The liquid is spontaneously inflammable owing to the presence of free cacodyl, As2(CH3)4, which is also obtained by heating the oxide with zinc clippings in an atmosphere of carbon dioxide; it is a liquid of overpowering odour, and boils at 170° C. Cacodyl oxide boils at 150° C., and on exposure to air takes up oxygen and water and passes over into the crystalline cacodylic acid, thus: [(CH3)2As]2O + H2O + O2 = 2(CH3)2AsOOH.
overpowering what 's in front of them.
The little princess was not unwell, but had such an overpowering fear of the prince that, hearing he was in a bad humor, she had decided not to appear.
Local and regional peculiarities, however, disappear almost wholly in the 5th and 4th centuries, under the overpowering influence of Athens.
Probably it was the overpowering strength and influence of the Hegelian system that constrained Schelling to so long a silence, for it was only in 1834, after the death of Hegel, that, in a preface to a translation by H.
a b c is fixed at the top of a small tent furnished with opaque curtains so as to prevent the diffused daylight from overpowering the image on the paper, and in the darkened tent the images of external objects are seen very distinctly.
"At Rome indeed (he adds) the works of art are legion; besides, one effaces another from the memory and, however beautiful they may be, we are distracted by the overpowering claims of duty and business; for to admire art we need leisure and profound stillness" (ibid.
Jessi wasn't just prey; she was sentient prey, someone for him to win her mind in addition to overpowering.
The other overpowering theme is what seems to be an out of control drug binge in suburbia.
forceful, overpowering presence.
The oil means you can use less mayonnaise which can sometimes have an overpowering flavor.
overpowering the music on this album either.
In summer our displays of half hardy plants are quite overpowering.
overpowering in a small space as it was amplified.
All well and good you might think but how can we work with that overpowering paint smell?
She was struck by an overpowering stench of ammonia, urine and excrement when she first entered the cottage.
remember that subtlety is stylish; you don't want to come across as overpowering with your theme.
tender lamb and a pleasant and not overpowering curry sauce.
Out of the forests which clothe the northern slopes of the Thuringer Wald the French streamed forth, easily overpowering the resistance of the Prussian outposts on the upper Saale, 1 and once the open country was reached the cavalry under Murat trotted to the front, closely followed by Bernadotte's corps as " general advance guard."
"His, manner of thought is under the overpowering influence of the eclectic Platonism of the time, and not of the doctrine of the Epicurean school.
From this the sufferer could only be roused by music, which excited an overpowering desire to dance until the performer fell to the ground bathed in profuse perspiration, when the cure, at all events for the time, was supposed to be effected.
The liquid is spontaneously inflammable owing to the presence of free cacodyl, As2(CH3)4, which is also obtained by heating the oxide with zinc clippings in an atmosphere of carbon dioxide; it is a liquid of overpowering odour, and boils at 170Ã‚° C. Cacodyl oxide boils at 150Ã‚° C., and on exposure to air takes up oxygen and water and passes over into the crystalline cacodylic acid, thus: [(CH3)2As]2O + H2O + O2 = 2(CH3)2AsOOH.
Remember that subtlety is stylish; you do n't want to come across as overpowering with your theme.
The Lamb Karahi contained a good quantity of tender lamb and a pleasant and not overpowering curry sauce.
You can rest assured that they still want to ingest your cranial juices after overpowering you with their arsenal of psychotic thrash riffs.
You need to make sure the chair will fit in the room without overpowering it.
There are plenty of great substitutes for the Blanc you may use for a taste that is a bit less overpowering.
Use them wisely to avoid overpowering your room - going too heavy with them will make your room feel a little too dark and cold.
If your room is green, blue and yellow, and green has been the most prominent color in pattern, you may wish to accent the blue or yellow, without overpowering the green.
You may think that a twelve inch pattern looks dynamic and eye popping, but it might be overpowering if you don't have a very high ceiling or a huge kitchen.
As a citrus and fruity classified perfume, it offers a light scent that is not too overpowering.
Vera Wang Sheer Veil for Women - A clean and light floral scent that includes roses, gardenias, and lilies, yet is never overpowering.
Give definition to the eye, without overpowering it, with lots of liner and shadow.
This scent is a wonderful, everyday scent that isn't overpowering.
The Mocha Ice color was perfect for my the look I wanted, a hint of shine and color without looking too made up or overpowering the face.
You can do dark makeup on the eyes in almost any color-brown, blue, purple, green, or maroon-and do an even better job of bringing out the eyes than an overpowering black ever could.
This invigorating perfume is bright without overpowering, retaining a bit of softness and femininity.
Many women with light colored eyes tend to also have fair skin and light hair and super dark eye shadow shades may be too overpowering.
Consider your complexion and select cosmetics in shades that will complement your skin tone without overpowering it.
Always drink beet juice in moderation and combine it with another fresh juice; too much beet juice can be overpowering.
Classic jewelry will complement traditional or formal gowns, but not be overpowering.
Pearls are a subtle, classy way to accentuate your bridesmaids' look without overpowering your bridal jewelry or the ambiance of the wedding.
Because a butterfly is a small and relatively unobtrusive accent, they can easily fit into most wedding decors to add a small touch of delicacy and innocence without overpowering the wedding.
A red sheet set can make quite a statement, without overpowering the rest of your room.
They'll spice up your outfit without overpowering your entire look.
The contrast will be slight, but not overpowering.
Aviator styles tend to look good on everyone because they're large but don't tend to be overpowering, and their curves are more flattering to a wider variety of face shapes.
A nice feature is that Alien Escape has an auto save feature, which is useful in those overpowering alien encounters.
You want something that complements the flavors of the meal without overpowering any of the dishes.
Physical dependence is characterized by discomfort if drug administration suddenly stops, while psychological addiction is characterized by an overpowering craving for the drug for reasons other than pain relief.
A central nervous system stimulant, methylphenidate is also used to control narcolepsy, a condition characterized by an overpowering desire to sleep.
Be sure to maintain a good balance of colors and not allow one to dominate your décor to the point of overpowering or overwhelming.
As long as the plantlife is not invasive and the vegetation isn't overpowering or there aren't any disruptive landforms, this is an ideal choice.
A water feature that is too large will overwhelm the space and may be overpowering.
These natural ingredients not only provide soothing and enhancing properties to the products, but their light, distinctive fragrances leave hair with a pleasant but not overpowering scent.
If your hair is exceptionally fine, a product like Tuftrix may be too overpowering for your strands.
For example, a turquoise cocktail ring is bright enough to add color, but isn't overpowering.
Because of this, the candle should not be used in small, enclosed spaces such as closets, vehicles, or pet kennels where the fragrance may become heavily concentrated and overpowering.
Just a few drops should be enough fragrance to make any sized candle nicely scented without being overpowering.
That means having distractions like bright lights, television, or overpowering music may take away from the experience.
Overpowering Glitter: While the sparkle of micro pave rings is alluring, too much diamond detailing on the ring's band can overshadow the center stone and make the ring seem garish or ostentatious.
Bands: Alternating colored gems with diamonds is a creative way to use both semi-precious gemstones and diamonds for a coordinated but not overpowering look.
The taste is not overpowering, however, and can lend itself well to baked goods such as cookies and cakes.
The handbags and wallets utilize color and design to create lovely details in wearable and usable pieces that are stylish without overpowering your ensemble.
In emerald-green and purple, the bags are bright but not overpowering.
The chain link is not overpowering, so the bag retains its sleek look and just has an added element of glam and interest.
The effect is mesmerizing, yet not overpowering.
This sign is extremely empathic, and overpowering emotions from another person will make her turn and swim away from you as fast as she can.
Instead, you may want to try accessorizing your shoes with a red handbag, belt, scarf or gloves, for a look that's dramatic without being overpowering.
Yet, platform wedge shoes are generally too bulky and overpowering to accentuate delicate eveningwear.
Read on to learn how you can wield such high-emphasis footwear to your advantage without overpowering your look.
The effect can be overpowering, especially in the daylight hours.
Tops: Fur boots speak for themselves; so don't make the mistake of overpowering your outfit by donning a top with a busy shirt.
Turquoise may be vivid, but it doesn't have to be ostentatious and overpowering.
RSVP Katrina: Available at 6pm.com and Zappos, this patent-leather peep toe heel is a medium turqoise shade that is pretty but not overpowering.
Music is very important to every party but keeping it from overpowering the party is key.
Be sure the audio equipment is safe from splashing, however, and adjust the volume to be easily heard without overpowering conversations.
Alleviating the intensity, but not overpowering the sense of danger, Rowling pokes fun when it is appropriate and maintains light heartedness until the last word.
Headmaster Dumbledore's office, for example, is playfully painted with words, but the sense of his authority, nobility and wisdom are prevalent without being overpowering.
Is a totalitarian society controlled by overpowering soul-less entities, whether government, religion or corporation?
But what if you'd rather not deal with excess moisture, potentially harsh granules or overpowering fragrances?
Donning a fabric print may seem too overbearing for some ladies, which is exactly why zebra nail art is a creative way to rock this look without overpowering your frame or wardrobe.
The now overpowering strength of the British fleet enabled it to occupy the Chesapeake and to execute innumerable attacks of a destructive character on docks and harbours.
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