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    #1

    overcome

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me a leg up with the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    And the kind creature retreated into the garden, overcome with emotion. (Vanity Fair)

    I was overcome with grief and rage.

    He was overcome.

    Many people were overcome by fumes from the burning factory.

    overcome = enveloped, seized, gripped with; overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

    She managed to overcome her shyness.

    overcome = get on top of; deal with successfully

    We shall overcome.

    overcome = vanquish, conquer, beat, win a victory over

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: overcome

    All correct, Vil.

    Rover

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