Example sentences for: overrule

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

  • If the latter, then Congress could overrule the method, which would mean that a little-noticed alternative interpretation of how to protect suspects against self-incrimination buried in a bill passed in 1968 is in fact the law of the land.

  • 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).

  • But the much-feared power of the WTO to overrule local laws is strictly limited to enforcement of the spirit of existing agreements.

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

  • 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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