overbear (v.) Old form(s): o're-beare, ore-beare, Ore-beares , Ore-bearing , o're-beate, O're-borne , Ore-borne , ouer-beares , ouerborne , ouer-borne
overwhelm, overcome, overpower
Cor III.i.248[Cominius to Coriolanus] Will you hence / Before the tag return ... and o'erbear / What they are used to bear?
Cor IV.v.134[Aufidius to Coriolanus, of Rome] Like a bold flood o'erbear't [F o're-beate]
Cor IV.vi.79[Second Messenger to all] A fearful army, ... have already / O'erborne their way
Cym V.iii.48[Posthumus to Lord, of the retreating Romans] some their friends / O'erborne i'th' former wave
H5 IV.chorus.39[Chorus, of King Henry] he ... overbears attaint / With cheerful semblance
Ham IV.v.104[Messenger to Claudius] Laertes, in a riotous head, / O'erbears your officers
KJ III.iv.9[King Philip to Cardinal Pandulph, of King John] And bloody England into England gone, / O'erbearing interruption, in spite of France
MA II.iii.152[Leonato to Claudio, of Beatrice] the ecstasy hath so much overborne her
Mac IV.iii.64[Malcolm to Macduff] my desire / All continent impediments would o'erbear / That did oppose my will
MND II.i.92[Titania to Oberon] Contagious fogs ... falling in the land, / Hath every pelting river made so proud / That they have overborne their continents
Per V.i.194[Pericles to Helicanus] Lest this great sea of joys rushing upon me / O'erbear the shores of my mortality