Examples of usage:

  1. Our subjective faith in the Church must be like the faith of the disciples of Christ, an entirely personal relation; an act of implicit trust based on no lean argument or chain of reasoning, but on the irresistible spell, the overmastering impression created upon us by a character manifested in life, action, speech, even in manner; as impossible to state in its entirety and as impossible to doubt as are our reasons for loving or loathing, for trusting or fearing. "The Faith of the Millions (2nd series)" by George Tyrrell
  2. But the overmastering influence in him at this time was the genius of Shakespeare, as it had been interpreted for him by Herder. "The Youth of Goethe" by Peter Hume Brown
  3. Thought and memory were blurred into nothingness by this one overmastering sensation. "The Story Of Kennett" by Bayard Taylor
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