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Synonyms for OVERWEENING

Usage Examples for OVERWEENING

  1. And it must be allowed that the force of this antecedent objection is considerably increased by the reflection that the kind of unknowable cause which is thus postulated is that which the human mind has always shown an overweening tendency to postulate as a cause of natural phenomena. - "A Candid Examination of Theism" by George John Romanes
  2. Let then the reign of Walter the Doubter warn against yielding to that sleek, contented security, and that overweening fondness for comfort and repose, which are produced by a state of prosperity and peace. - "Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete" by Washington Irving