Example sentences for: overthrow

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

  • This action spelled the end of public tolerance of the regime, which collapsed eight months later when the junta attempted to overthrow the Cypriot president, Archbishop Makarios, provoking the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

  • There is a bunch of coverage today on the prospects for any internal, U.S.-supported overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

  • Some think Gingrich has modified his behavior because he is still fighting for survival, trying to appease the House Republicans who plotted to overthrow him and might plot again.

  • Arguments in the summer brought to the surface the more fundamental issue of whether the U.S. covert action program should seek to overthrow the regime, intervening decisively in the civil war in order to change Afghanistan's government.

  • It's conceivable we could justify continuing to cause pain and death if the embargo fueled enough discontent to cause Castro's overthrow.


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