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Past participle of overbear.
Overpowered or overcome: hikers overborne by fatigue.
References in classic literature ?
She spoke, too, by per- mission, and said she did steal the cloth, but that her mind was so disordered of late by trouble that when she was overborne with hunger all acts, criminal or other, swam meaningless through her brain and she knew nothing rightly, except that she was so hungry
I left Baltimore with a young heart overborne with sadness, and a soul full of apprehension.
said the inspector, not quite pleased by Fairholme's zeal, and yet overborne by it.
But they gave good account of themselves, and before they had been overborne by force of numbers they had killed two and disabled three more.