overcomer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n overcomer someone who overcomes and establishes ascendancy and control by force or persuasion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The amount of drag or air resistance produced by putting your bicycle on top of your car is so great that on a trip from England to Scotland it would be cheaper to send it by train because of the fuel consumption to overcome the drag
    • n Overcomer One who overcomes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n overcomer One who overcomes, vanquishes, or surmounts.
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “I teach you the Superman. Man is something that should be overcome.”
  • Carl Jung
    Carl%20Jung
    “A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    Peace%20Pilgrim
    “This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.”
  • Robert H. Schuller
    Robert%20H.%20Schuller
    “Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.”
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas%20Hobbes
    “He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.”

Usage

In literature:

Once their inertia was overcome, they moved from one man to the next like ungainly balloons.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Thorough and protracted constitutional treatment is required to overcome this disease.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
He was so overcome by one idea that he could not even get in a passion!
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
If he could only overcome her scruples some time and paint her!
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
Planchet himself was overcome by a feeling of the deepest humility.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
In the business, too, Dulcie had been by far the more overcome of the two.
"Girlhood and Womanhood" by Sarah Tytler
The one weakness of the wireless is that the enemy can purloin secrets, though adroitness in manipulation can overcome some of this difficulty.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The Charles has never gained force, as man is said to do, by having obstacles to overcome.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
If you overcome me, I will be your slave; but if I should overcome you, then you must serve me.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
With these thoughts, and overcome by love and vexation, I sickened.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
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In poetry:

Ah me! what an unnumber'd sum
Of sins my conscience overcome —
Sins into which I madly ran,
In spite of God, in spite of man?
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
And as I sung, a monster wolf
Slunk through the thicket from me;
But for that song, as I strolled along,
He would have overcome me!
"To Aristius Fuscus" by Eugene Field
Hearken to what the Spirit saith,
To him that overcomes by faith;
The fruit of life's unfading tree,
In paradise his food shall be.
"Ephesus" by John Newton
And, as I sung, a monster wolf
Slunk through the thicket from me---
But for that song, as I strolled along
He would have overcome me!
"Horace I, 22." by Eugene Field
Faith hath an overcoming power;
It triumphs in the dying hour:
Christ is our life, our joy, our hope,
Nor can we sink with such a prop.
"Hymn 14" by Isaac Watts
Still may thy warriors overcome,
Thy virtuous maids in beauty bloom;
May learning, genius, virtue, smile,
And freedom bless and crown our isle!
"Caledonia" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Mohammad Reza Rahimi also said Iran will overcome U.S.-led sanctions against the country.
How we Christians can overcome our covetous culture.
Teacher helps teens overcome challenges.
Deciding what to have will be undoubtedly be the biggest hurdle you will have to overcome when dining at this family-run establishment.
But cider is slowly overcoming its reputation as—not to put too fine a point on it—a sort of sugary, girly drink.
True, DVD-A was encrypted but this was overcome years ago.
Eight share their stories of overcoming adversity, poor choices.
Help your kids overcome Halloween fears.
McGee overcomes heroin addiction , clinical death to fight in UFC.
Hughes Overcomes Early Hiccup .
Too Much Inexperience for WVU to Overcome.
Spartans can overcome inexperienced quarterback.
Thirty minutes of outstanding execution on offense and defense were not enough to overcome 10 minutes of pedestrian performance.
Temple Grandin has overcome the limitations of autism and has become an accomplished animal scientist.
TARBORO — Have you ever known someone that was determined to overcome any obstacle.
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In science:

The uses of the Fierz frame gives the answer to overcome such difficulty as was shown recently .
Geometrical description of spin-2 fields
To overcome this problem we take advantage of the mean field approximation.
Average path length in random networks
We have explained in Eq. (4) that the ferromagnetic bond will appear if the n.n.n. bonds are strong enough to overcome the n.n. bonds.
Random Antiferromagnetic Spin-1/2 Chains with Competing Interactions
This new tool might be useful in overcoming the quasi–1D constraint of the DMPK description of quantum wires.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
In such a context, discretization is just a mathematical artifact for overcoming computational difficulties with continuous systems.
Discrete-to-continuum transitions and mathematical generalizations in the classical harmonic oscillator
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