OVERTHROW's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of overthrow
Definition:
v. throw over; overturn; upset; turn upside down; cause to fall or to fail
Example:
He revealed their conspiracy to overthrow the government.
Sentence in Classic:
If she could have spoken her thoughts, it would have been to say that this was not what they had aimed at when they had set themselves years ago to work for the overthrow of the human race.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
The superior officers all wanted to distinguish themselves, to cut off, to seize, to capture, and to overthrow the French, and all clamored for action.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Henry Spiker, who had hitherto been very distant, entered into a defensive alliance against us, the common enemy, and exchanged a mysterious dialogue across the table for our defeat and overthrow.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Forthwith there began movements to overthrow the prince, and plots and conspiracies against him undertaken not by those who were weak, or afraid for themselves, but by such as being conspicuous for their birth, courage, wealth, and station, could not tolerate the shameful life of the tyrant.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
All that he said threw greatly into the shade Cornelius Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and Paracelsus, the lords of my imagination; but by some fatality the overthrow of these men disinclined me to pursue my accustomed studies.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
There are two things to which he plays Tantalus, and which he always desires without ever attaining them: to overthrow the government, and to get his trousers sewed up again.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Comrades, we shall overthrow the government as true as there are fifteen intermediary acids between margaric acid and formic acid; however, that is a matter of perfect indifference to me.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Wickham�when she read with somewhat clearer attention a relation of events which, if true, must overthrow every cherished opinion of his worth, and which bore so alarming an affinity to his own history of himself�her feelings were yet more acutely painful and more difficult of definition.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Feeling about for the obstacle which had flung him down, he discovered that two tufts of heath had been tied together across the path, forming a loop, which to a traveller was certain overthrow.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
Nevertheless she had heard a race was issuing of the blood of Troy, which sometime should overthrow her Tyrian citadel; from it should come a people, lord of lands and tyrannous in war, the destroyer of Libya: so rolled the destinies.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
It sent a correspondent to Colorado, and printed pages describing the overthrow of American institutions in that state.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context