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
He did teach physicians "to refuse to treat those who are overmastered
by their diseases, realising that in such cases medicine is powerless."
(9.574d-e; In all these actions the beliefs which he held from boyhood about the honorable and the base, the opinions accounted just, will be overmastered
by the opinions newly emancipated and released, which, serving as bodyguards of the ruling passion, will prevail in alliance with it--...under the tyranny of his ruling passion,...he will refrain from no atrocity of murder.) Although it is often contended that Elyot's real source was Diogenes Laertius's life of Plato, (59) the similarities between the two passages are undeniable and show that the Platonic idea of the tyrant as a man overruled by his passion did find its way into English Renaissance culture.
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.
At each period of growth all the growing twigs have tried to branch out on all sides, and to overtop and kill the surrounding twigs and branches, in the same manner as species and groups of species have at all times overmastered
other species in the great battle for life" (p.
Timaeus explains that it is in interminable motion that a human being may hope to maintain health in body and soul and that a body that meets the movement of the rest of world from a state of "quiescence is overmastered
and perishes" (88b-d).
She advocates freedom of choice to women; she does not want to be overmastered
and to be accountable to her husband.