Origin of overpowering
verb (used with object)
Origin of overpower
Examples from the Web for overpowering
The small family home is still intact but the stench of rotting flesh that comes from inside is overpowering.
I say a small scale, because an overpowering majority of the public has never heard of him.
I say on a small scale, because an overpowering majority of the public has never heard of him.
That overpowering, but ultimately ill-placed, nostalgia seems to also ring true for executive producer Rick Rubin.‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ Review: Eminem’s a Great Rapper With Nothing to Say|Rawiya Kameir|November 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His music bled menace and lust, but also tenderness and vulnerability and an overpowering romantic lyricism.
A nightmare is not always a sense of oppression on the chest only; it may be an overpowering dread of something you dream you see.Cecilia de Nol|Lanoe Falconer
The overpowering reaction which always follows great moral shocks was about to declare itself.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
They only arrived in time to find these being driven in by overpowering numbers of the enemy.The Story of the Malakand Field Force|Sir Winston S. Churchill
Even if I succeeded in overpowering Garvin's gun-man, there was still his ally to reckon with.The Portal of Dreams|Charles Neville Buck
The room was overheated, and the pause had an overpowering effect on him.The White Terror and The Red|Abraham Cahan