Example sentences for: overtook

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

  • In the 20th century a series of dramas overtook Nanjing and gave it new prominence.

  • The warehouses fell into disrepair in the 20th century, and lay empty for many years before they became a center for the 1960s and 1970s squatter revolution which overtook the city.

  • When Islam overtook Buddhism here in the 13th century, Gaochang was abandoned.

  • When this in turn shortened to car , the word assumed its modern sense, which soon overtook all the others.

  • Japan overtook Britain economically in 1964.

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