Example sentences for: overrule

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

  • If DEA officials peremptorily overrule state law, as Bennett wants, the issue will end up in the courts, where conservatives will, presumably, favor unelected federal judges backing the decision of unelected federal bureaucrats to overturn the popular will.

  • The INS could overrule the judge's decision but has hinted that it won't.

  • In other words, when democratically elected governments act pro affirmative action, judges should overrule them; when democracy acts anti affirmative action, the people's will must be sacrosanct.

  • If the pols overrule the generals and the mission goes sour, the generals are safe, on-the-record with sensible objections that can be leaked at an opportune moment (as with Kosovo).

  • If the pols overrule and the mission succeeds, the generals still harvest the credit.


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