Example sentences for: overtaken

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

  • I know, we do this all the time, we did it when Diana died, and we will surely do it again--but it seems mysterious to me that in the first year post-Monica, when so many reporters looked back in embarrassment and agreed that events and group-think had sucked us into dreadful vacuous coverage from which we felt unable to extricate ourselves, the same blind terror of losing audience share could have overtaken assignment editors again.

  • Shopping is also extremely pleasant in Barcelona, as the city hasn’t yet been overtaken by large look-alike malls and homogenous American or Euro stores.

  • After the 1992 election, when the lame-duck George Bush pardons Weinberger, Walsh is truly overtaken by rage, and considers going after the ex-president himself for obstructing justice.

  • Other times, when overtaken by the enough is enough gremlin, they compute the gratuity based on the food, adding a modest increment to acknowledge that wine was served.

  • Anyone who claims to fully understand the economic disaster that has overtaken Asia proves, by that very certainty, that he . The truth is that we have never seen anything quite like this, and that everyone--from the country doctors at the International Monetary Fund and the Treasury Department who must prescribe economic medicine to those of us who have the luxury of irresponsibility--is groping frantically for models and metaphors to make sense of this thing.


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