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Example Sentences for "overcome"

Martha's inability to overcome her fear of water has kept her from learning how to swimMany of the victims of the fire had been overcome by the smoke, and had to be carried out by the firefighters.

Martha's inability to overcome her fear of water has kept her from learning how to swim.

Her family was overcome with grief when they arrived at the hospital where she had been brought by ambulance.

Roberto had to overcome a lot of difficulties to get where he is today.

Malcolm had to overcome his fear of blood when he decided to become a nurse.

She was overcome by the hot sun, and had to be helped into the house.

One of the firefighters was overcome by the smoke, and ended up having to be rescued himself.

There is a Chinese proverb which states that the greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.

Mohammed said that to overcome evil with good is good, whereas to resist evil by evil is evil.

Helen Keller once observed that although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.

A karate master once remarked that karate is not only a technique for overcoming opponents, but also for overcoming yourself.

Samuel Johnson once suggested that nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Poor people often know what they need to overcome their problems, but they lack the resources to act.

Overcoming poverty and racism can only be achieved through global cooperation.

Julia Coleman once suggested that goodness and truth can overcome great power.

Discussion question: What is the greatest difficulty you have had to overcome in your life?

Find someone who has overcome a serious illness.


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