Example sentences for: overran

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

  • Converted to Islam in the tenth century, and fired by religious zeal, the Seljuks overran Anatolia, menacing Christian holy places and attacking the pilgrims bound for Jerusalem.

  • China overran the Muslim state of East Turkestan the same year it grabbed Tibet: Have you ever heard of it?

  • From a power base in Anatolia, the Persians overran the eastern Aegean Islands and set their sights on the Cyclades.

  • Thereafter army units quickly took to the streets and overran key government facilities.

  • But the rights of man were the last thing on the minds of the Mongols, who overran the country in 1241 and again in 1242.


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