Usage examples for overrode

  1. An unsuccessful attempt to improve the constitution was made in the summer of 1865, and thereafter a series of confusing elections and administrations followed as the Radical Republican leaders in Congress overrode President Johnson's reconstruction program. – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck
  2. The law of necessity overrode the legal pronouncement in this matter of food, as it often did in other ways. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  3. Nor did habits which overrode established procedure for men cause him to class himself apart from the mass. – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  4. His intelligence protested against submitting to this acceptance of disaster prior to the event, but his feelings overrode his intelligence. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  5. Then there was the hiss of empty tape, and a brisk masculine voice that overrode it: Westinghouse Laboratories, it said, sixteen April nineteen- seventy. – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  6. With engaging young friendliness which overrode reserve, she had been moved to ask his confidence, and he had angered her, even hurt her feelings, it seemed, by appearing to withhold it. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  7. He crushed her spirit entirely, Aunt Emma told me; she had no will of her own, poor thing: his individuality was so strong, that it overrode my mother's weak nature rough- shod. – Recalled to Life by Grant Allen
  8. When she protested, he overrode her; and to show his own certainty of himself, he did a thing that Noll sober would never have done. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  9. This time, however, my will overrode hers. – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  10. The matron objected, but Aunt Alice overrode the matron; and from January to April Uncle Arthur's house was pure from Germans. – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  11. He differed somewhat at this time from the prevailing sentiment of the Federalists in New England, for the guiding principle of his life, his love of nationality, overrode all other influences. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  12. Holden objected to everything, but the voice of Judge Carter was loud and his stature was large; they overrode James Holden and compelled his attention. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  13. The latter won the next, when Mr. Wilson firmly insisted on inserting the Covenant in the Treaty and finally overrode the objections of Mr. Lloyd George and M. Clemenceau, who scouted the idea for a while as calculated to impair the value of both charters. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  14. Henceforth, for many years, the concerts at the Moscow theatre, now under the baton of Laroche, knew Gregoriev's name no more: until that day, indeed, when, with his last and supreme effort, by means of the sheer force of his genius, Ivan overrode them all, broke every barrier down, and, winning victory unconditional, became at last the boast and the glory of the Russian musical world. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  15. His sense of what was becoming naturally overrode his acquired instincts as a skilled instrument that might help the race. – The Man Whom the Trees Loved by Algernon Blackwood
  16. He had continually to check those who wished to go forward too fast, at the very time that he overrode the opposition of those who wished not to go forward at all. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  17. I never tried having so many people of that particular sort before, and they simply overrode me. – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  18. The fate of Italy overrode in his mind, every personal consideration- not only for himself, but, unconsciously, for every living creature. – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray