She also spoke about how she overcame her terrifying abduction and gained the courage to testify against her attacker.
He overcame every objection and rejected every denial because he wanted a “team of rivals” like Lincoln.
Firth was honored for his portrayal of George VI, the king who overcame his stutter to lead Britain through World War II.
Emily Blunt and Joe Biden, among others, had nearly debilitating stutters they overcame.
George W. Bush overcame the temptations of drink and found a fortifying faith.
Then they assailed the revolutionists and overcame them, but lost many of their own men.
He overcame him in the end with a weapon made of stags' antlers.
A feeling of pity for mademoiselle—perhaps of no more than decency—now overcame Marius.
In this manner he overcame the temptation, and his soul was restored to peace.
This difficulty, too, we overcame, and got our kayaks to lie steadily and well.
Old English ofercuman "to reach, overtake," also "to conquer, prevail over," from ofer (see over) + cuman "to come" (see come (v.)). A common Germanic compound (cf. Middle Dutch overkomen, Old High German ubarqueman, German überkommen). In reference to mental or chemical force, "to overwhelm, render helpless," it is in late Old English. Meaning "to surmount" (a difficulty or obstacle) is from c.1200. The Civil Rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" was put together c.1950s from lyrics from Charles Tindley's spiritual "I'll Overcome Some Day" (1901), and melody from pre-Civil War spiritual "No More Auction Block for Me." Related: Overcame; overcoming.