Example sentences for: overthrown

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

  • By the early 1800s independence movements had overthrown Spanish rule in most of the Western Hemisphere.

  • 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.

  • If "Israeli society is desperate" today and "the young want to leave the country," it's because of him, she said: "This government must be overthrown by any means."

  • On 1 December 1640 — a date still celebrated as Portugal’s Restoration Day — Spanish rule was finally completely overthrown.

  • The Qing rulers were overthrown in 1911, and the Republic of China, led by Sun Yat-sen, was declared.

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