overwhelm in French and example sentences

overwhelm in French

Pronunciation
v. écraser, accabler; déborder; déconcerter; ensevelir

Example Sentences

Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Est-ce que tu te sens submergé(e)?
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At times, she seemed embarrassed and even overwhelmed by the position in which she had placed herself.
Elle semblait par moments embarrassée et même comme accablée par la position dans laquelle elle s’était placée.
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for, he wished to face the Spirit bravely the moment it appeared, and did not wish to be taken by surprise, nor be overwhelmed by excessive emotion.
car il désirait affronter bravement l’esprit au moment de son apparition, et n’avait envie ni d’être assailli par surprise, ni de se laisser dominer par une trop vive émotion.
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Gerda was so overwhelmed with the cold that she could not speak.
Gerda était tellement accablée de froid qu’elle ne pouvait parler.
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Is it that you are feeling overwhelmed?
Est-ce que tu te sens submergé(e)?
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It must also be said that when the brave merchant went to the castle, he had been somewhat overwhelmed by the splendours that prevailed around him.
Il faut dire aussi que quand le brave négociant allait au château, il était quelque peu impressionné par les splendeurs qui régnaient autour de lui.
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Its enormous size and its grey and black colours evoke overwhelming emotions.
Sa taille énorme et ses couleurs grise et noire suscitent des émotions qui ne peuvent être refoulées.
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Otherwise, girls could feel a bit overwhelmed, or turn very timid.
Sinon, les filles peuvent se sentir un peu envahies, ou peuvent devenir très timides.
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Overwhelmed by inexplicable sadness, he sat down on the steps of a church.
Envahi par une tristesse inexplicable, il alla s’asseoir sur les marches d’une église.
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Reflecting on his faults, his imprudence, the poor fellow was struck by overwhelming remorse. He wept until he could hardly see.
En songeant à ses fautes, à ses imprudences, le pauvre garçon était pris d’irrésistibles remords. Il pleurait, il faisait peine à voir.
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The guide made her drink a few sips of brandy and water, but the stupefying influence that overwhelmed her was to last a little longer yet.
Le guide lui fit boire quelques gorgées d’eau et de brandy, mais cette influence stupéfiante qui l’accablait devait se prolonger quelque temps encore.
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The more Mr Havisham saw the little lord, the more he felt overwhelmed by him.
Plus M. Havisham voyait le petit lord et plus il se sentait subjugué par lui.
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The young woman was overwhelmed with grief. From the words pronounced by Mr Fogg, she knew that he was meditating on some disastrous project.
La jeune femme était désespérée. À certaines paroles prononcées par Mr. Fogg, elle avait compris que celui-ci méditait quelque projet funeste.
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This thought overwhelmed him, and he never ceased cursing his miserable folly.
Cette pensée l’accablait, et il se tenait pour le dernier des misérables.
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You have experienced such emotion as a result of these incidents; it has overwhelmed you, and your energy has been weakened.
Vous avez éprouvé une telle émotion de ces incidents, que vous êtes bouleversé et que vos forces s’en sont trouvées affaiblies.
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A poll shows that an overwhelming majority is in favor of the legislation.
Un sondage indique qu'une majorité écrasante est en faveur de la législation.
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An overwhelming majority voted to abolish the brutal punishment.
Une majorité écrasante vota pour l'abolition de ce châtiment brutal.
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He resolutely pushed forward from the start, overwhelming and pushing out his off-balance opponent.
Il s'est résolument mis en avant dès le départ, surpassant et éliminant son adversaire déconcerté.
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I was overwhelmed.
J'étais bouleversé.
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The bill was approved by an overwhelming majority.
Le projet de loi a été approuvé par une majorité écrasante.
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Synonyms for overwhelm
1. drown: overflow, bury, submerge, deluge, cover, waste, inundate
2. defeat: rout, crush, overthrow, knock over, prostrate, overcome
3. puzzle: bewilder, confound, confuse, surprise
Verb forms for overwhelm
Present participle: overwhelming
Present: overwhelm (3.person: overwhelms)
Past: overwhelmed
Future: will overwhelm
Present conditional: would overwhelm
Present Perfect: have overwhelmed (3.person: has overwhelmed)
Past Perfect: had overwhelmed
Future Perfect: will have overwhelmed
Past conditional: would have overwhelmed