[ adjective ] so strong as to be irresistible




"an overpowering need for solitude" "the temptation to despair may become overwhelming" "an overwhelming majority"

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(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

If Bultmann 's own definition of myth is strictly adhered to ( and it is interesting that this is almost never done by those who make such pronouncements ) , the evidence is overwhelming that he does not at all exaggerate the extent to which the mythological concepts of traditional theology have become incredible and irrelevant .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Three seconds flat is the usual time , and the space is crossed by moderate mileage , while the overwhelming immensity of such journeys must be conceived as a static pulsation through an enormous number of coexistent frequencies which perpetuate all events .

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

This circumstance in the patient 's case plus the fact that his tactual capacity remained basically in sound working order constitutes its exceptional value for the problem at_hand since the evidence presented by the authors is overwhelming that , when the patient closed his eyes , he had absolutely no spatial ( that_is , third-dimensional ) awareness whatsoever .

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[ adjective ] very intense




"politics is his consuming passion" "overwhelming joy"

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