Example sentences for: overthrown

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

  • Those in Egypt, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen were eventually overthrown by secular nationalist revolutionaries.

  • Five years later, the Taira were overthrown after being defeated in the straits between western Honshu and Kyushu, at the titanic sea battle of Dannoura — which has a place in Japanese annals comparable to Waterloo or Stalingrad.

  • In the quiz, Bush had failed to name three of those leaders and had asserted that the leader of Pakistan, a general who had overthrown the country's elected government, recently "took over office … is going to bring stability to the country, and I think that's good news for the subcontinent."

  • Following a bloodless coup in 1974 called the “Carnation Revolution,” Salazar’s successor, Dr. Marcelo Caetano, was overthrown and free elections were held.

  • When Boris was at De Witt Clinton High School in New York, in the '30s, his history teacher once remarked that in February 1917, Alexander Kerensky had made the Russian Revolution and was soon after overthrown by Lenin.


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