Example sentences for: overrule

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

  • In other words, when democratically elected governments act pro affirmative action, judges should overrule them; when democracy acts anti affirmative action, the people's will must be sacrosanct.

  • If the pols overrule the generals and the mission goes sour, the generals are safe, on-the-record with sensible objections that can be leaked at an opportune moment (as with Kosovo).

  • If the pols overrule and the mission succeeds, the generals still harvest the credit.

  • The INS could overrule the judge's decision but has hinted that it won't.

  • In no other advanced country is the elite so willing to let fine phrases overrule hard thinking, to reject the lessons of experience in favor of delusions of grandeur.


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