Example sentences for: overtook

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

  • In the 20th century a series of dramas overtook Nanjing and gave it new prominence.

  • The warehouses fell into disrepair in the 20th century, and lay empty for many years before they became a center for the 1960s and 1970s squatter revolution which overtook the city.

  • Japan overtook Britain economically in 1964.

  • When Islam overtook Buddhism here in the 13th century, Gaochang was abandoned.

  • Pilgrims came from all over the Roman (and, later, Byzantine) Empire during the following centuries, but the prosperity they brought lasted only until 614, when Persian armies overtook Judea and reduced Jerusalem to rubble again.


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