Sadness threatened to overwhelm him.
All the forces against which he had been struggling united to overwhelm him.
More than anything she feared lest the confusion she felt might overwhelm her and betray her as soon as she saw him.
Eventually, he reasoned, the hungry hoards would overwhelm the beleaguered food supply.
The Arab rule in Spain, which once threatened to overwhelm Europe and was turned back near Tours by Charles Martel, was distinguished by its tolerance and civilization, and lingered on till the 15th century.
Thus the Kumanian colonists, mostly pagans, whom he settled in vast numbers on the waste lands, threatened to overwhelm the Christian population; while the numerous strongholds, which he encouraged his nobles to build as a protection against future Tatar invasions, subsequently became so many centres of disloyalty.
The Percies were to rise in arms, and meeting Owen at Shrewsbury, overwhelm the prince before help could arrive.
The nucleus of the army was formed of armoured horsemen, excellently practised for long-distance fighting with bow and javelin, but totally unable to venture on a hand-to-hand conflict, their tactics being rather to swarm round the enemys squadrons and overwhelm them under a hail of missiles.
Cromwell hastened to the House, and at the last moment, on the bill being put to the vote, whispering to Harrison, "This is the time; Y must do it," he rose, and after alluding to the former good services of the parliament, proceeded to overwhelm the members with reproaches.
There was no attempt to overwhelm whole empires by pouring into them masses of troops, but commerce was combined with territorial acquisition, and a continuity of European interest secured by the presence of merchants and settlers.
At the same time the commander of the artillery of the 1st Corps, General Pernetti, with thirty cannon of Campan's division and all the howitzers of Dessaix's and Friant's divisions, will move forward, open fire, and overwhelm with shellfire the enemy's battery, against which will operate:
Donkin believed that the desert, advancing eastwards, would overwhelm the Egyptian Nile also in its lower course.
Czarniecki is rightly regarded as one of the most famous of heroic Poland's great captains, and to him belongs the chief merit of extricating her from the difficulties which threatened to overwhelm her during the disastrous reign of John Casimir.
The execution was a military and not a national act, and at the last scene on the scaffold the triumphant shouts of the soldiery could not overwhelm the groans and sobs raised by the populace.
By the mighty blow of Friedland and the astonishing diplomatic triumph of Tilsit, the conqueror hoped speedily to overwhelm the islanders beneath the mass of the world's opposition.
It is difficult to believe that they at first arrived in such numbers as at once to overwhelm the Papuan population.
That heart now threatens, like the ripe fig he grows on the Tyne, to overwhelm his work with sweetness.
Many of the crippling and fatal diseases globally are threatening to overwhelm third world countries.
They hook a tarpon that soon threatens to overwhelm them.
Sometimes they overwhelm me, and I kinda go crazy.
overwhelm the conversation?
Griff and Steadman were particularly resolute at the back, but they could only do so much as Ciren threatened to overwhelm them.
Once you see the puppies, your emotions may overwhelm reason, so you'll want the dogs' genetic background before viewing the litter.
Be courteous if you use this technique; don't overwhelm and already-busy employee.
Bills may overwhelm individuals, especially after having recently lost a job or experiencing an unforeseen financial emergency.
Bracken loves acid soils hence its failure to overwhelm the limestone hills in the Yorkshire Dales in the same way it has in Cumbria.
If possible, have someone else come with you to either help drive or keep an eye on the kitten while you drive.If you're not going straight to your vet appointment, it's usually best to go directly home so you don't overwhelm your kitten.
Learning about possible divisive issues before the paperwork begins to accumulate and overwhelm all parties may help parents reach an agreement more quickly.
It's easy to set up a guestbook, but make sure that you don't overwhelm yourself with tasks you aren't equipped to handle.
This was more than mere passion, rather a visceral need that threatened to overwhelm him.
Even pets who do well with kittens may overwhelm the little one when first entering his new environment.
Eighty thousand properties are at risk in towns and cities from flooding caused by heavy downpours that overwhelm urban sewers and drains.
Pair them with a more subtle stone, such as Travertine Chiaro for a small pop of color and detail that won't overwhelm the space.
For this reason, repetitive patterns tend to work well; too random or chaotic a pattern might overwhelm the space.
Evil does not overwhelm The larkspur and the corn; We have seen them go under.
But sly winks are all they are- they never overwhelm the film and are never played with anything other than a straight face.
Nevertheless the Local side of tribal life in time tended to overwhelm the Social and to organize the tribe irrespective of matriarchy, and inclined towards hereditary chieftainship.
resolute at the back, but they could only do so much as Ciren threatened to overwhelm them.
sly winks are all they are- they never overwhelm the film and are never played with anything other than a straight face.
threatening to overwhelm third world countries.
A crowd of instruments that seemed at first to overwhelm it in sympathetic comments is perfectly dramatic and appropriate on the symphonic scale.
But, if we should take the view that nature is infinitely extended - part of the " Antithesis " in Kant's first " Antinomy " - relative necessity breaks down on the last analysis, since boundless nature may overwhelm that sequence which we thought most securely established.
Handing over the command to Soult, he hurried back to Paris to trample on the seeds of sedition and to overwhelm Austria by the blows which he showered upon her in the valley of the Danube.
At present it serves no other purpose than to increase the floods which periodically turn Bagdad into an island city, and sometimes threaten to overwhelm the dikes which protect it and to submerge it entirely.
But I cannot forget that in the sky of India, serene as it is, a small cloud may arise, no larger than a man's hand, but which, growing larger and larger, may at last threaten to burst and overwhelm us with ruin."
And accordingly the "descents" or incarnations of the deity have for their object, not so much the spiritual regeneration of man as the deliverance of the world from some material calamity threatening to overwhelm it.
It also has a hint of bitterness, which if overused, could overwhelm a recipe.
The reason is that saffron's bitter quality can overwhelm a dish if too much is used.
Keep the decoration simple; lots of bold colors and patterns will overwhelm the room.
Zebra print borders are a great idea because they don't overwhelm the room, they're inexpensive, and they can be added fairly easily no matter what method you use.
Mix sizes of dots for a more playful look, or scatter just a few of one size for bit of color that doesn't overwhelm the space.
Oversized furniture will overwhelm small spaces, so keep your furniture in scale with your room.
The gilded materials, scrolling and high relief carvings could potentially overwhelm very small foyers.
Deep, vibrant colors: You'll find a full range of colors, including deep, rich hues that can overwhelm very fair skin.
While glittery shadow is pretty in the jar, using it will overwhelm the soft eye look that you are trying to create for bride eye makeup.
Don't overwhelm the infant with props or busy backgrounds, since these lessen the impact of the overall image.
This liquid herbal blend is sprayed on the tongue to help relieve feelings of overwhelm and stress.
Over time, the worry someone with anxiety disorder feels will start to overwhelm the people around him or her.
If it's going to overwhelm you, it's not worth it.
And if he's really shy, then I'd suggest you guys hang out in a group with his friends, or just one-on-one, because I think you with your friends might overwhelm him.
Keep accessories simple and don't overwhelm your frame with jewelry or elaborate corsages.
If you're on the shorter side, a long poufy gown can overwhelm your small size, especially if you're sporting pink and black zebra print head to toe.
Do not overwhelm your small guest list with large, overcrowded décor.
Christmas weddings are often laced with opulent grandeur, so small weddings with modest yet elegant touches are a welcome alternative for couples who enjoy the season but do not want to overwhelm the occasion.
Blue and white, or blue and silver, are also lovely color combinations for a winter wedding that won't overwhelm.
Do not overwhelm a small guest list with a heavy-handed decorating scheme.
Use a 3 color combo idea for fall weddings to create a rich look that doesn't overwhelm.
Anyone can overwhelm a functioning liver by drinking too much too fast.
As such, they work best in a larger bathroom so that they don't overwhelm the space.
It is an unforgettably bold hue, and may easily overwhelm a small room with its gutsy personality.
If you don't live near a suitable post-secondary institution, taking college classes can easily overwhelm your budget.
This allows the bacteria to overwhelm the medication, mutate, and become more resistant to it.
It's okay to set up something special as long as your props do not overwhelm your pet.
If so, that would allow the bacteria to overwhelm the antibiotic, rendering it ineffective.
Understatement is best when looking for men's Celtic jewelry with stones - a small sparkle is a powerful embellishment that can easily overwhelm masculine jewelry if used too much.
Anything else will overwhelm the shirt and look ridiculous.
Forget about too-huge tops that swallow you right up and overwhelm your entire outfit.
A muted pinstripe pattern would work, but a blazer that contains color blocks or large, busy patterns can overwhelm a petite plus size woman.
If you love patterns, find one that is in proportion to your height or it will overwhelm your body.
Your jewelry, handbag and shoes can be eye-catching, but shouldn't overwhelm your outfit.
Wild prints - especially those with horizontal stripes - can overwhelm a plus size frame.
If you're petite, a short cut is your best bet because it won't overwhelm your body.
Meanwhile, women with large busts are served well with coats that don't overwhelm the upper body.
Taller pluses can wear large floral patterns that would overwhelm a shorter woman.
Do not let the incredible range of selections overwhelm you.
Avoid styles that are too short or too long for your frame - remember that a too-long sweater coat will only overwhelm your body and swallow you up.
The major disadvantage of these is, if there's a bright light source present, it may overwhelm and white out the image.
Some discounts are only a dollar or two, and shipping charges may overwhelm such small discounts.
Meals, souvenirs, and parking overwhelm the "affordable Disney family vacations" idea.
They'll swarm you and overwhelm you at times, but their basic training on planet Helghan must have been slight because these enemies are just plain stupid.
The music soundtrack is like the kind you would hear in an excellent horror movie, but does not overwhelm the action of the game and adds a bit of uneasiness to your exploration of the penitentiary.
Examples of wine qualities that may overwhelm delicate flavors in fish, pasta with white sauce, and white meat poultry include tannins, full-body, overripe, or high alcohol.
Most people find it too sweet to drink with a meal; the sweetness and flavors can overwhelm or clash with most dishes.
A survey of the literature as of 2004 indicated no evidence supporting the idea that multiple vaccines in any way overwhelm or weaken the immune system.
Parents may also be concerned that the many different vaccines that infants are given may overwhelm a child's immune system.
"Addressing Parents' Concerns: Do Multiple Vaccines Overwhelm or Weaken the Infant's Immune System?"
Chi energy will overwhelm you if you use either of these positions.
The rush of chi (poison arrow) will constantly overwhelm you and create loss and sickness.
A water feature that is too large will overwhelm the space and may be overpowering.
Weighing in at less than a pound, the lightweight design will not overwhelm already hefty luggage, and the tiny size (the largest dimension of the dryer is less than five inches) can fit in most carryon luggage pieces without a problem.
Furthermore, the style should blend well with the veil and headpiece, and should not overwhelm the bride's makeup.
For example, Kirstie Alley's voluminous straight do is the result of genetically thick hair and a terrific blow out, but this heavy style would completely overwhelm a smaller face with delicate features.
His theory is that the added financial pressures, child care duties, and scheduling dilemmas can overwhelm mothers with larger families.
Both of these will overwhelm your figure and cause you to look a bit dwarfed rather than sexy and elegant.
Petite individuals in particular may avoid a longer length because it can overwhelm small frames with an abundance of fabric, but it's certainly possible for a smaller woman to pull it off, provided she's wearing the right cut.
Additionally, overly detailed dresses may take away from the simple beauty of an asymmetrical cut and overwhelm a petite frame, so it's best to keep the overall look uncomplicated.
Don't overwhelm your look with any large details, whether an accessory or the dress itself.
A too-high hemline renders the dress unusable for certain environments (like work), while too-long dresses overwhelm the petite frame.
Quantity is very important since you want to overwhelm your opponents.
Scented candles can also be used for a wedding, but take care not to overwhelm the reception hall with too many aromas.
A very thin, low ring will look skimpy when paired with a thick, tall pillar candle, while a thick, mounded ring can overwhelm a taper candle.
The purpose of a text is not to overwhelm someone, or even to do more than bring a small smile to their face.
Accented Rings: Heart shapes pair well with round, emerald, or oval accent stones, though using too many fancy shapes can overwhelm the center stone.
After the engagement party there will be bridal showers, luncheons, and other celebrations that will nearly overwhelm the happy couple with an abundance of gifts.
Comparison shopping has never been simpler, and the sheer number of bargain basement-type outlets seems to overwhelm even the savviest shopper.
While the color packs quite a fashion punch, there's no need for it to overwhelm your outfit.
Add to package a sleek look that is elegant but doesn't overwhelm, and this bag is a versatile option from a trusted name in handbags.
The Scorpio's passionate and adventurous sexual nature can sometimes overwhelm the shy and practical Virgo.
Scorpio will have to be careful not to overwhelm his tender Virgo when his temper flares up, and Virgo will need to find the courage to remain calm when the man she loves becomes irrational.
Feeling others' pain can overwhelm natives of the sign, but if they can fight through the sadness they feel emanating from the world, they can accomplish remarkable feats to help stop that suffering.
This can truly confound Virgo and even overwhelm him since he's never learned to accept, much less deal with, his own emotions.
They take on a life of their own and can quickly overwhelm the truth; this leads to suspicion, mistrust, and misguided efforts to correct the problem stated in the legend.
Debunking urban legends becomes critical when the legend threatens to overwhelm scientific truth.
Even if you have insurance, the cost of medications can easily start to overwhelm your household budget.
A beautifully decorated Christmas tree certainly looks festive, but it can easily overwhelm your budget.
Ed Hardy shoes are already pretty busy, so don't overwhelm your outfit.
Consequently, you want to be very careful when selecting your outfit, so as to not overwhelm your look.
The abandoned streets, littered with graffiti and trash while the residents are all behaving strange overwhelm the Stackhouse siblings.
Style Tip: For smaller watch faces with large bands, use caution not to overwhelm the piece with prominent colors or patterns on your sleeves.
Hormone imbalances, exposure to toxins, including mold, and chronic illness can also overwhelm the bacteria balance and cause candida.
This happens when strong emotions threaten to overwhelm them, their brains short-circuit and force them to eat to dull the pain.
For those with diabetes, especially juvenile (Type I) diabetes, the state of ketosis may be undesirable, as it may overwhelm the delicate balance of the system that keeps blood glucose and blood insulin levels under control.
The album was recorded at numerous locations and tells the story of the band's withdrawal from their fans, whose enthusiasm for Pink Floyd began to overwhelm the band's members.
You don't want to overwhelm young children with complicated puzzles.
They have to be carefully designed and then implemented to complement the action in a scene and not overwhelm it.
A twist on this trope is found in the NBC television series Chuck where the main character becomes the human computer known as Intersect, and must struggle against the Intersect’s ability to overwhelm his mind.
A MySpace layout that has too much detail will overwhelm the reader and distract him or her from the rest of the content.
One thing that makes LinkedIn stand out from most other social networks is that it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that tend to overwhelm sites like MySpace or Facebook.
Gabe drew sword and dagger and unleashed on the half-demon, whose demon magic and quick reflexes responded with power that'd overwhelm anyone but Death himself.
If you start drinking enough methanol to get inebriated, you overwhelm your liver's metabolic machinery, and serious problems result.
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