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Overbear (cf. O'erbear), to bear down, to overwhelm, to overrule, to subdue: “the ecstasy hath so much overborne her,” Ado II, 3, 157. they (the rivers) “have overborne their continents,” Mids. II, 1, 92. “I will o. your will,” IV, 1, 184. it pleased your highness to o. it (our counsel) John IV, 2, 37. “--s attaint with cheerful semblance,” H5 IV Chor. H5 IV Chor. “weak shoulders, overborne with burthening grief,” H6A II, 5, 10. “see the bishop be not overborne,” III, 1, 53. V, 1, 60. “an emperor in Rome thus overborne,” Tit. IV, 4, 2.
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