Example sentences for: overboard

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

  • The theory that the horse latitudes were so named because mariners becalmed there threw overboard the horses they were transporting because they died of thirst or starved seems almost impossible: in order for such an event to have given rise to horse latitudes it would have to have recurred many times, and it is hard to believe that 16th- and 17th-century mariners were so improvident as to have allowed that to happen very often.

  • One "insider" at her production company is quoted as saying, "Oprah's always been religious, but she's gone overboard thinking she's been given a specific mission on Earth."

  • There are the obvious examples— come adrift, go overboard (about something), get under way , even skyscraper —but there are far more common words and expressions that have a far more subtle, less direct connection with maritime affairs, some of which I shall come to.

  • But the Post goes a bit overboard with 120-plus words on an alleged conversation between Lewis and Lewinsky's former White House supervisor that reveal nothing about the conversation except that it lasted less than five minutes and was not confrontational.

  • This qualitative criterion is conservative from at least one perspective: If we imagine that cry b 's effect might be an elimination of per-luc and tim-luc cyclings (given the mutant's isolation phenotype [ 21 ] ), elementary scrutiny of correlogram plots increases the chance that data from a given specimen could be judged rhythmic, thereby decreasing the likelihood that we would go overboard in evaluating mutationally induced damage to the clock system.


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