Example sentences for: overboard

How can you use “overboard” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Similarly, architect Viollet-le-Duc often went overboard restoring some of the great Gothic cathedrals and medieval châteaux in ways their original creators had never imagined.

  • On the other hand, the death of Laura "Dinky" Patterson during a rehearsal for a bungee-jumping routine led reporters to question whether organizers had finally gone overboard.

  • Many sailors could not swim, so being lost overboard was a fate they all dreaded.

  • Could it be that there are fewer scandals, or is it that the Times and the Washington Post feel that they have gone overboard in the last few years?

  • Rockefeller's addiction to living in an expensive realm of his own, for creating his own entourage, ultimately accounted for Gerald Ford's decision to toss Rockefeller overboard and pick Bob Dole as his running mate in 1976 (something that will presumably be discussed in Reich's next book).


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