Usage examples for Overcoming

  1. I should have stood self- condemned, and have felt that it was my duty to remain the same to her, but flattering myself that I was overcoming mere prejudices, I was in fact that most degraded of slaves, he who uses his strength to crush the weak. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. Free trains from different sections broke new paths by overcoming the obstacles of funds for transportation. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  3. He began gradually to make more and more frequent calls at their house, skilfully overcoming the antipathy which Miguel had not the power to dissemble. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  4. " That's bad, that," said Driscoll, overcoming his repugnance. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  5. But soon overcoming his sadness, he turned toward Gneisenau. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  6. The problems we're overcoming are not the heritage of one person, party, or even one generation. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  7. And that which is characteristic of the religious sense of unity would seem to be just such an overcoming of difference. – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  8. Instead of overcoming Nature it is overcome. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  9. Meantime, Malcolm, be you a man, win your spurs, and show yourself worth overcoming something for! – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  10. If he had failed in his hope of overcoming Duvillard by giving her to him as a wife, he doubtless now consoled himself with thinking of the extraordinary fortune to which his blood had attained, by mingling with that of the harsh, old- time masters of his race, to whose corruption it gave a finishing touch. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  11. Under any circumstance their loss would have wounded me deeply, but I should have ended by overcoming this grief. – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  12. The kingdom of holiness and peace has never entered the soul of any living man, without first meeting, and then overcoming, enmity and ill- will by the power of truth and love. – Parish Papers by Norman Macleod
  13. They believed it would be folly to rush recklessly into a fight before they had carefully considered plans for overcoming them. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  14. Often he feels that there will be no difficulty in overcoming his habit. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  15. Much ingenuity has been displayed in overcoming the difficulties offered to free communication by the perpendicular walls of these yellow lands. – Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
  16. This revived her just as her feelings were overcoming her and she was turning faint. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  17. Overcoming his pain, and keeping erect by a violent effort, Field- Marshal Blucher had himself dressed by his servants. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  18. Slowly, with the passing of the days, she began to learn the hard lesson of overcoming, a lesson doubly hard for one whose life hitherto had been given no preparation for duty. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  19. He would stop in a moment but now he could play with her fear, as if he were intent upon overcoming it. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht