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Overmaster  v. t.  To overpower; to subdue; to vanquish; to govern.

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"Overmaster" Quotes from Famous Books

... be tempered with great moderation, lest power steal away the judgment. A kingdom is ruled well when the glory of ruling does not overmaster the spirit. Provide also against fits of anger, lest unlimited power be used hurriedly. Anger in punishing even delinquents should not anticipate judgment like a mistress, but follow reason as a servant, coming when she is called. If it once is ...
— The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI - The Holy See and the Wandering of the Nations, from St. Leo I to St. Gregory I • Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies

... under double reefs, and flying rather wild before a heavy run of sea. Snoring trades and humming sails had been our portion hitherto. We were already nearing the island. My restrained excitement had begun again to overmaster me; and for some time my only book had been the patent log that trailed over the taffrail, and my chief interest the daily observation and our caterpillar progress across the chart. My first glance, which ...
— The Wrecker • Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

... the truth of truths—the one which should in this world overmaster all others in the thoughts of all men, and compared with which all other truths are insignificant except as grouping themselves around it—or it is at the best a mistake which should be set right as soon as possible. There is no middle course. ...
— The Fair Haven • Samuel Butler

... have relied on in this outward warfare of twenty years, you may never hope to come forth conquerors. By your strength, your courage, patience, watchfulness, constancy,—by the in-most will and beholden face of victory you are to overmaster the evil within yourselves as you have overmastered ...
— The Choir Invisible • James Lane Allen

... dignity never left his manly features, in either defeat or battle." On following his brilliant career as a commander one realizes as never before, that "intellect and not numbers rule the world; liberty-loving ideals and not force overmaster bigness; and that truth and right, when supported by strong and worthy purposes, ...
— See America First • Orville O. Hiestand

Words linked to "Overmaster" :   overwhelm, steamroll, overpower, beat, steamroller, trounce, beat out, crush, shell

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