Example sentences for: overtaken

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

  • In fact, Amy's Cheese Enchilada With Beans and Corn was bound for the winner's circle until overtaken at the wire by a dark horse: Green Guru, a brand I was able to find in only one supermarket.

  • In clinical terms, Pollock had a productive manic phase, and he was overtaken by black dog in the days before anti-depressants.

  • With his susceptibility to ridicule and parody, his air of furtive portentousness, his apocalyptic Manichaean vision of purity overtaken by disease, his dazzling displays of the uncanny intuitive skills that sometimes accompany obsession, he was a pulp-fiction Dostoyevsky, an author he admired above all others.

  • World demand increased with the growth of the motor-car and electrical industries, and sky-rocketed during World War I. By 1920, Malaya was producing 53 percent of the world’s rubber, which had overtaken tin as its main source of income.

  • Shopping is also extremely pleasant in Barcelona, as the city hasn’t yet been overtaken by large look-alike malls and homogenous American or Euro stores.


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