Example sentences for: overboard

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

  • On the other hand, the death of Laura "Dinky" Patterson during a rehearsal for a bungee-jumping routine led reporters to question whether organizers had finally gone overboard.

  • 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."

  • Could it be that there are fewer scandals, or is it that the Times and the Washington Post feel that they have gone overboard in the last few years?

  • Similarly, architect Viollet-le-Duc often went overboard restoring some of the great Gothic cathedrals and medieval châteaux in ways their original creators had never imagined.

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