Example sentences for: overturn

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

  • If ratified, the bill will overturn an Oregon law that allows doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients.

  • Offered a clear choice of candidates and policies for the first time since the 1979 revolution, an overwhelming majority of Iranians voted to overturn the social and cultural restrictions that have become synonymous with the Islamic republic's revolutionary zeal.

  • If DEA officials peremptorily overrule state law, as Bennett wants, the issue will end up in the courts, where conservatives will, presumably, favor unelected federal judges backing the decision of unelected federal bureaucrats to overturn the popular will.

  • The LAT fronts and the NYT runs inside stories on lawyers' attempts yesterday to overturn a ruling that denied bail to former Los Alamos physicist Wen Ho Lee.

  • He rode to office by allying himself with a state term limit initiative that Foley filed suit to overturn.


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