OVERTAKE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OVERTAKE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
overtake
 v.  come up with in a course, pursuit, progress, or motion; catch up with; come upon from behind; capture; overcome
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  Let this be a lesson to you, my man, or the law will overtake you yet.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
2  As our road lay the same way I thought that I would overtake you and introduce myself.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
3  It might not even now be too late to overtake him, so I set off at once in the direction of Merripit House.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
4  We were in time to overtake the major before he reached the corner.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
5  He would know that he could overtake him.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
6  And the flight was a swift one, since it took five miles before an expert cyclist could overtake them.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
7  Not only had she vomited before a man--in itself as horrible a contretemps as could overtake a woman--but by doing so, the humiliating fact of her pregnancy must now be evident.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
8  The only thing they feared, was, that from being already so nigh to his mark, he would be enabled to dart his iron before they could completely overtake and pass him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
9  We broke into a run to overtake him.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VI
10  The physical need for sleep began to overtake her; the exuberance which had sustained and exalted her spirit left her helpless and yielding to the conditions which crowded her in.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XI
11  The despondent frame of mind in which she had left home began again to overtake her, and she remembered that she wished to find Mademoiselle Reisz.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
12  If corruption MUST overtake the MIR, it shall not be through my hands.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
13  On the way he came upon a bush, his gallant horse cleared it, and almost before he had righted himself in his saddle he saw that he would immediately overtake the enemy he had selected.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XV
14  Pierre got up and, having told them to harness and overtake him, went on foot through the town.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IX
15  Swaying his head and smiling as if amused at himself, the officer ran almost at a trot through the deserted streets toward the Yauza bridge to overtake his regiment.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXII
Example Sentence:
1  As the cars overtake you, they are temporarily outside your field of vision.
2  It's dangerous to overtake at a corner.
3  He was about to pull out to overtake the guy in front of him.
4  Tragedy was shortly to overtake him, however.
5  The Federation warns that unless the world's population acts now to eat a healthier diet and to take more exercise, obesity will rapidly overtake smoking as the leading lifestyle risk factor for heart disease and strokes.
6  By the way, it's wrong to think a single individual can overtake a population of size infinity in finite time.
7  The driver behind me tried to overtake on the inside.
8  Since e-bikes have been added to the mix, the term granny-pace has a whole new meaning as riders -often the elderly or parents ferrying children- overtake young racers without breaking a sweat.