Definition of overbear:
get around, surmount, press down on, bear down on, drag down, skunk, defeat, overcome, get, prevail, trim, master, upend, take, charge, stop, lick, subdue, best, worst, win, triumph, bear down, overmatch, dispatch, conquer, do down, weigh down.
The prejudice in favor of still retaining death as a punishment for forgery was too strong for even his resolution as yet to overbear, though many private bankers supplied him with the same arguments against it in their case which had formerly been alleged by the bleachers.- "The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860", Charles Duke Yonge.
He knew that by virtue of his act of defiance he was irrevocably doomed, that Asad having feared him once, having dreaded his power to stand successfully against his face and overbear his will, would see to it that he never dreaded it again.- "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.
The parable of the leaven applies in the individual renewal; and there is no fanaticism, and no harm, in Paul's point of view, if only it be remembered that sins by which passion and externals overbear my better self are mine in responsibility and in consequences.- "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.