Example sentences for: overtook

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

  • Pilgrims came from all over the Roman (and, later, Byzantine) Empire during the following centuries, but the prosperity they brought lasted only until 614, when Persian armies overtook Judea and reduced Jerusalem to rubble again.

  • Japan overtook Britain economically in 1964.

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

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

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

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