Example sentences for: overland

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

  • No overland route existed from Mérida to the rest of Mexico until 1949, when the first railway arrived.

  • They didn’t stay for long, but gradually other traders and fur trappers began to arrive overland through Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico, settling only in small numbers until the famous covered wagons began their heroic treks of the 1840s.

  • Most people take the regular flights from Aswan to Abu Simbel—around 50 minutes—but the four-hour overland route offers a fascinating insight into life away from the big tourist towns of Egypt if you have more time.

  • In time, overland routes between these cities (Hobart, of course, excluded) were found but, for much of the 19th century, what are now the capital cities of the six Australian States were most easily reached by sea.

  • The Dorians, who came overland from northern Europe, conquered the Mycenaeans.


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