He and his generation became a sort of manifestation that yes, we can live here, we can do it: We can overcome, we can retaliate.
If the netizens can overcome history is still to be determined.
Thus far, Walmart has tried to overcome such resistance with advertising, lobbying, the lure of jobs, and occasional threats.
Reid is going to try to win ugly, throwing in the kitchen sink and more to overcome his anemic 20 percent approval ratings.
I wanted to show kids around the country that we can blaze our own trails and overcome any challenges that come our way.
That night, overcome by fatigue, strange as it may seem, we all slept soundly.
He had fallen into a chair, faint and overcome, as tears came to his eyes.
The first difficulty to be overcome was the want of carriage.
He seemed shrivelled and bent, as if some sudden weakness had overcome him.
Still, two persons felt a prejudice for this man which they could not overcome: they were Sunbeam and the hunter's mother.
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.