1 I have aided in the overthrow of prejudices and errors.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
2 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 HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—IN WHICH THE READER WILL FIND A CHARMING SAY...
3 System: revolt strengthens those governments which it does not overthrow.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 10: CHAPTER I—THE SURFACE OF THE QUESTION
4 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 HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III—NIGHT BEGINS TO DESCEND UPON GRANTAIRE
5 A weak obstacle is sometimes sufficient to overthrow a great design.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
6 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.
7 But they did not cut off or overthrow anybody and the French army, closing up more firmly at the danger, continued, while steadily melting away, to pursue its fatal path to Smolensk.
8 This longing to distinguish themselves, to maneuver, to overthrow, and to cut off showed itself particularly whenever the Russians stumbled on the French army.
9 You say that everything here is rotten and that an overthrow is coming: I don't see it.
10 And since to conquer both, whether singly or together, was impossible, it was to be desired that the one should overthrow the other, after which the Church with her friends might fall upon the victor.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXII.
11 This offer the people of Florence in their pride rejected, and so gave occasion for the sack of Prato and the overthrow of the Florentine Republic.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXVII.
12 So far as concerns the overthrow or preservation of his fair fame and his earthly state, and perchance his life, he is in my hands.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
13 It sent a correspondent to Colorado, and printed pages describing the overthrow of American institutions in that state.
14 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 HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
15 Aeneas thunders in arms, and threatens to overthrow and hurl to destruction the high Italian fortress; and already firebrands are flying on our roofs.