Example sentences for: overthrown

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

  • When Boris was at De Witt Clinton High School in New York, in the '30s, his history teacher once remarked that in February 1917, Alexander Kerensky had made the Russian Revolution and was soon after overthrown by Lenin.

  • Five years later, the Taira were overthrown after being defeated in the straits between western Honshu and Kyushu, at the titanic sea battle of Dannoura — which has a place in Japanese annals comparable to Waterloo or Stalingrad.

  • When Attila died in 453 the Huns were overthrown and the Avars became the dominant power, occupying the region from the middle of the sixth century to the early ninth century.

  • The conservative Le Figaro of Paris said Schröder has overthrown "a historic monument," a man who, following Thomas Mann's formula, worked "so that Germany would become European in order to avoid Europe becoming German."

  • James VII (of Scotland) and James II (of England) became king in 1685 and was overthrown in the same year.


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