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Overwhelmed Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    overwhelmed adj : rendered powerless especially by an excessive amount or profusion of something; "a desk flooded with applications"; "felt inundated with work"; "too much overcome to notice"; "a man engulfed by fear"; "swamped by work" [syn: flooded, inundated, overcome, overpowered, swamped, engulfed]
Overwhelmed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Overwhelm \O`ver*whelm"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overwhelmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Overwhelming.]
  1. To cover over completely, as by a great wave; to overflow and bury beneath; to ingulf; hence, figuratively, to immerse and bear down; to overpower; to crush; to bury; to oppress, etc., overpoweringly. The sea overwhelmed their enemies. --Ps. lxxviii. 53. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. --Ps. lv. 5. Foul deeds will rise, Though all the earth o'erwhelm them. --Shak. Gaza yet stands; but all her sons are fallen, All in a moment overwhelmed and fallen. --Milton.
  2. To project or impend over threateningly. His louering brows o'erwhelming his fair sight. --Shak.
  3. To cause to surround, to cover. --Papin.

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* Many brave men lived before Agamemnon but all are overwhelmed in eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet. - Horace

* How Kennedy knew the precise drop in milk consumption in 1960, the percentage rise in textile imports from 1957 to 1960 and the number of speeches cleared by the Defense Department is not quite clear, but anyway, he did. He either overwhelmed you with decimal points or disarmed you with a smile and a wisecrack. - James Barrett Scotty Reston


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  • American journalist 'overwhelmed with emotion' after release from Syria
    An American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of attention he received after returning home, he told reporters on Wednesday. Read more on this news related to 'Overwhelmed'
  • Released U.S. hostage says overwhelmed by welcome home
    An American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of attention he received after returning home, he told reporters on Wednesday. Peter Theo Curtis, 45, returned to the United States late Tuesday after being released on Sunday. He was captured in 2012 and held by Nusra Front, al Qaeda's Read more on this news related to 'Overwhelmed'
  • Peter Theo Curtis, kidnapped U.S. journalist, 'overwhelmed' at being home
    American journalist Peter Theo Curtis says he has been "overwhelmed with emotion" at being home after 22 months in detention in Syria. "I had no idea when I was in prison … so much effort was being expended on my behalf," Curtis told reporters outside his mother's home in Cambridge, Mass., on Wednesday,  Read more on this news related to 'Overwhelmed'

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