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When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning—how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.Lord Byron
Third person singular
- To engulf, surge-over and submerge
- The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.
- To overpower emotionally
- He was overwhelmed with guilt.
- Joy overwhelmed her when she realized that she had won a million dollars.
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