He offers more tax cuts for the wealthy despite the public's overwhelming support for taxing the rich.
We might very well inclined to be optimistic about housing unless the evidence is overwhelming that we should not be.
Garden State voters from all walks of life are contacting their elected representatives in overwhelming numbers.
Every day the overwhelming majority of borrowers—people, companies, cities, and states—manage to stay current on their debt.
(The law was renewed in Congress by overwhelming majorities in 2007).
Under which mass of overwhelming proofs of nationality the Amie du Drapeau gave in.
There was growing within him an overwhelming desire to protest.
And the weather being what it was, he felt an overwhelming desire to spend the day roaming in the forest of Compigne.
He could scarcely realise this great, this overwhelming happiness.
For myself, sure I am, I should at last suffer the overwhelming conviction of having labored in vain.
early 14c., "to turn upside down, to overthrow," from over- + Middle English whelmen "to turn upside down" (see whelm). Meaning "to submerge completely" is mid-15c. Perhaps the connecting notion is a boat, etc., washed over, and overset, by a big wave. Figurative sense of "to bring to ruin" is attested from 1520s. Related: Overwhelmed; overwhelming; overwhelmingly.