And when her answering look of happiness came to him--a sudden dimness in her straight gray eyes--he was overmastered
by the knowledge that he must say something or burst.
By these words of his the travellers were able to satisfy themselves of Don Quixote's being out of his senses and of the form of madness that overmastered
him, at which they felt the same astonishment that all felt on first becoming acquainted with it; and Vivaldo, who was a person of great shrewdness and of a lively temperament, in order to beguile the short journey which they said was required to reach the mountain, the scene of the burial, sought to give him an opportunity of going on with his absurdities.
He stayed with her till sleep had overmastered
her wearied body.
But by the seventh Sunday his hunger for her overmastered
While listening to the cathedral bells of London celebrate the peace accord, Scott reflected: "The monstrous futility of war as a test of national greatness, the wound in the world's heart, the empty homes, those were the thoughts which in me overmastered
all feelings of rejoicing" (p.
She advocates freedom of choice to women; she does not want to be overmastered
and to be accountable to her husband.
More so, with its dissolution of divine providence and human virtue, the war extended the previous century's Darwinian notion that "species and groups of species have at all times overmastered
other species in the great battle for life" (The Origin of Species 170-171).
Degradingly poor" (120), trapped within an ugly and "unlovable body" that "no clothes suited" (126), and overmastered
by the demands of the flesh, Doris Kilman is the quivering and perspiring image of Freud's traumatized being, that triply wounded animal that calls itself "human.