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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverwhelmingo‧ver‧whelm‧ing /ˌəʊvəˈwelmɪŋ $ ˌoʊvər-/ ●○○ adjective  1 CONFUSEDhaving such a great effect on you that you feel confused and do not know how to react an overwhelming sense of guilt She felt an overwhelming desire to hit him. She found the city quite overwhelming when she first arrived.2 LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTvery large or greater, more important etc than any other There is overwhelming evidence that smoking damages your health. An overwhelming majority of the members were against the idea. The proposal has been given overwhelming support. The British Air Force succeeded despite overwhelming odds against them.
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overwhelmingThe evidence against them is overwhelming.The odds against them were overwhelming.Lindsey found herself battling against an almost overwhelming and totally illogical desire to run her fingers through its neatness.She had several almost overwhelming desires.This was the most overwhelming experience I had ever had and I wanted to understand it.an overwhelming experienceShe had an overwhelming fear of syphilis, and the pattern of her tippling was similar to that with other addictive substances.Christina Rossetti wanted to convey a particular feeling of overwhelming joy.A resolution to maintain the truce was carried by an overwhelming majority.She had an overwhelming urge to call Mel again in New York.overwhelming oddsHuman rights can be won - even against overwhelming odds.Its glory days came when Spitfire and Hurricane pilots scrambled to defeat Hitler's Luftwaffe despite overwhelming odds.Like his rebel ancestor, Buchanan is fighting a lost cause with prideful determination despite overwhelming odds.Against overwhelming odds, I surrendered myself and watched a glut of documentaries about the military hardware.
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