Example sentences for: overthrew

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

  • Shahjahan’s son was Aurangzeb (1658–1707), who overthrew his father and imprisoned him in the Agra fort for the last years of his life.

  • At the south end of the park is the statue of Saigo Takamori, leader of the imperial army that overthrew the shogunate in 1868.

  • After 1868 that center grew even stronger, when the movement known as the Meiji Restoration overthrew the Tokugawa shogunate and the imperial court moved to Edo.

  • Constantine the Great (who was a convert to Christianity) and Licinius ruled east and west respectively, until in 324 Constantine overthrew his pagan ally and reunited the empire.

  • This stratagem was to fail, as the Manchus eventually broke through, overthrew the Ming, seized Beijing, and established the Qing Dynasty in 1644 ��� China’s last imperial line.


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