Phrases with "overcoming"

In his whole career, however, he displayed independence and spirit in overcoming the disadvantages of his early life, as well as gratitude to those who had served him. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

George Gissing It stopped at some distance from her; then, overcoming a weakness which threatened to clog her as in a nightmare, she stood up and looked round. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope He entered his own house a crestfallen, humiliated man, without a hope of overcoming the wretchedness which affected him. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Those superstitious feelings which he had ascribed to the nursery influences of his childhood, when Father Rocco charged him with them in the studio, seemed to be overcoming him now. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

In overcoming them with dignity, your mind has to exercise, to train, to enlighten itself; and your character to gain force, endurance, and the necessary hardness. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Robert Green Ingersoll We are in many ways overcoming the heat of the south. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henriet, who had great difficulty in overcoming his agitation, than began his revelations. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Anthony Trollope The shorter the better, and the stronger you will show yourself in overcoming the evil that oppresses you. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

My requests were often made, and as I learned more and more of the language I was able to make them with more earnestness and effect, until at length I succeeded in overcoming her objections. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Jane Austen The feelings which, you tell me, have long prevented the acknowledgment of your regard, can have little difficulty in overcoming it after this explanation. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

About midnight a singular peacefulness possessed me, overcoming me in spite of myself. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Anthony Trollope When you ride your own horse, and know his special defects, you know also how far that defect extends, and what real prospect you have of overcoming it. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Marjorie Bowen A simple thing, but it goaded him, and for a moment she was near her death; rage almost overcoming prudence. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Henry David Thoreau The traveller all alone, the moon all alone, except for his sympathy, overcoming with incessant victory whole squadrons of clouds above the forests and lakes and hills. Night and Moonlight by Henry David Thoreau

George Gissing But it needed some very decided crisis to bring her to the point of overcoming all the apprehensions which lay in the way of an appeal to the stern old man This crisis had arrived. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

For the heat, overcoming any opposite inclination, makes growth take its own line of direction, which is from the centre of the body upwards. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

Willa Cather This was a lie, but Paul was quite accustomed to lying; found it, indeed, indispensable for overcoming friction. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

A mongrel tint he seemed to take, Poetic simile to make, DAY through his MARTIN ‘gan to break, White overcoming jet. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Anthony Trollope But rebellion can never be successful except by overcoming the power against which she raises herself. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing They had never kissed each other, but, as if overcoming diffidence, Mrs. Damerel advanced her lips; then, as suddenly, she drew back. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Almah hesitated for a moment, and seemed to shrink back, but at length, overcoming her reluctance, began the ascent. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Gissing Something gnawed within his breast all the time that he was speaking as a mere acquaintance; he had a difficulty in overcoming a sullenness of temper which rose within him. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Lucy Maud Montgomery She understood that she would have trouble in overcoming it; but she resolved wisely to say nothing more just then. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Sigmund Freud By overcoming this resistance I have brought back the dream to his memory. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Then, overcoming her repugnance, she approached the snoring woman and stealthily drew out the key. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Edith Wharton He was showy but callow, and a newcomer since Vance’s last visit to Euphoria. “I guess you’re Mr. Weston, the novelist?” he queried, his excitement overcoming his professional dignity. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Anthony Trollope Courage — those who have carefully studied his private life, and have learnt what he endured, and dared to do in overcoming the enemies Of his system, can hardly doubt his courage. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Would she come? He forced himself to lay still, overcoming the impulse to rise and rush round the clearing again. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

George Meredith Her mother’s heroism made her a sacred woman to the thoughts of the girl, overcoming wonderment at the extreme submissiveness. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Edmund Burke Extreme light, by overcoming the organs of sight, obliterates all objects, so as in its effect exactly to resemble darkness. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Anthony Trollope He did believe that she had taken such a fancy to that “fellow Harry Annesley” that there would be no overcoming it. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Do you wish to say anything?” “Certainly I do,” I replied, my indignation almost overcoming my alarm. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Olaf Stapledon He prided himself on being an exceptionally healthy man and on his power of overcoming minor ailments by methods spiritual rather than medical. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

By what means have you succeeded in overcoming Louis XIV.‘s prejudices, for he did not like you, I am certain. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

George Gissing There was no overcoming his resolution to proceed. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Jules Verne Nadia, overcoming her repugnance, looked at all these corpses! The chief danger lay, not before, but behind. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

It was not a constitutional weakness, overcoming will, but the instinctive precaution of a man whose errand it was to rise to great emergencies of exertion. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

George Gissing Yet an earnest prayer from the chairman succeeded at length in overcoming the diffidence of one. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

He drove his car out of the shed and, overcoming his repugnance, dragged the bodies off the ground and lashed them on to the luggage grid behind. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Paul, he desires only to help the government in overcoming the Germans. I desire to make the Germans my brothers. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Blest as he was with that peculiar faculty of genius for overcoming difficulties, he might have found life tame without them. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Anthony Trollope She had known that there would be difficulties, and had assured herself that she would be firm and brave in overcoming them. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells I am a physical coward until I can bring shame and anger to my assistance, but in overcoming fear I have been helped by the whole body of human tradition. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Leon Trotsky He tried to reduce to a minimum the energy spent in overcoming friction. My Life by Leon Trotsky

The chalk-pit was only a few feet away and, overcoming my repugnance to handle the body, I seized it by the heels and, dragging it to the pit-side, toppled it over. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Bram Stoker If she is overcoming you, take my hand and hold it hard whilst you are looking into her eyes. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Afterwards Hildyard turned westwards, overcoming with scarcely an effort the natural objection to being seen amongst his old haunts in his new character. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Far less could any know that his heart wandered lost amid throngs of overcoming thoughts and dreams, shuddering at its own consuming solitude. The Secret Rose by William Butler Yeats [1897]

Evidently Nina’s strong curiosity was on the point of overcoming Mrs. Almayer’s exalted sense of social proprieties. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

D’Artagnan, overcoming his repugnance to Mordaunt, walked with him upon the deck and invented a hundred stories to make him talk. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

George Gissing Physical weakness, instead of overcoming her spirit, excited it to a fresh effort of resistance. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Virginia Woolf It was plain to all that the natural desire of the natural man was overcoming him. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Theodore Dreiser It seemed to Carrie he was as yet only overcoming the last traces of the bashfulness of youth. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

George Gissing Summoned at length to the lady’s presence, he found her lying in the chamber of the Hermaphrodite. A strange odour floated in the air, overcoming that of wonted perfumes. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

He was possessed of a certain quiet power of overcoming obstacles which I have rarely seen equalled. Let Loose by Mary Cholmondeley [1890]

The right of conquest necessarily implies that of using whatever force may be necessary for overcoming resistance to the assertion of that right. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Anthony Trollope He himself did not quail for a moment, going on with his gestures, and setting down his foot as though he were still confident in his purpose of overcoming all opposition. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Lucy, when she succeeded in overcoming her extreme diffidence, made a capital teacher. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

I believe, in other words, that mastery is merely the strength that comes of overcoming and is never a sovereign power that smooths the path of all obstacles. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

George Gissing Death seemed to be even then overcoming him in his sleep. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Edith Wharton Susy raced toward the vehicle, which, overcoming its hesitation, was beginning to move in her direction. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Willa Cather In all her earlier stories there is something fierce about her attack, as if she took up a new tale in the spirit of overcoming it. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

George Gissing The younger girl had never repelled her, but was long in overcoming the dread excited by Clem’s proximity. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]