- that overwhelms; overpowering: The temptation to despair may become overwhelming.
- so great as to render resistance or opposition useless: an overwhelming majority.
Origin of overwhelming
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Examples from the Web for overwhelmingly
According to the video, the response was overwhelmingly positive.Pot-Smoking Grannies, Jimmy Fallon Covers U2, and More Viral Videos
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November 23, 2014
It is also overwhelmingly pro-regime, and since the start of Syrian unrest the region has become a hotbed of pro-Assad activity.Welcome to Assadville, USA
November 11, 2014
Paid sick leave, personhood, you name it, all of them went in the progressive direction, most of them by overwhelmingly margins.One of the Midterms’ Little-Noticed Big Losers: The NRA
November 10, 2014
Yes, the stock market is booming but overwhelmingly Americans are unhappy with their economic situation—and for good reason.Voters Remind D.C. That the Economy Still Sucks
November 6, 2014
And Americans overwhelmingly support eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.Why Isn’t Prison Justice on the Ballot This Tuesday?
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The political literature of the time is overwhelmingly against William.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
He was overwhelmingly elated, but would have died rather than show it.The House in the Water
Charles G. D. Roberts
I was surprised enough when you told me you could see us but not overwhelmingly so.Houlihan's Equation
Henceforth the chances of victory were overwhelmingly on the side of the employers.Socialism
The forces of Pompey were overwhelmingly superior in numbers.
- overpowering in effect, number, or force
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