Definitions of Overtaken

  1. of Overtake
  2. Come up with; caught.

Usage examples for Overtaken

  1. Justice would have overtaken her with its late reward; for that she had begged for her children, maybe stolen for them, but always managed for them some way. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  2. So home by moonshine, and by the way was overtaken by the Comptroller's coach, and so home to his house with him. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. She was older, Rose thought; she looked even like a different woman, not merely one whom middle age had overtaken. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  4. We had marched on the same afternoon about half a mile in the direction of Mansarowar, when we were overtaken by one of the brigands, whom we had left a short time before. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  5. He returned with a letter from General Lacy; for he had overtaken Bibikoff, and was on the heels of him when supposed to be two days' march behind. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  6. One of our officers, named Blansac, while leading a column of infantry through the wood, was overtaken by night. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  7. Almost by force, Peter pulled his brother along until they had overtaken Jesus. – Men Called Him Master by Elwyn Allen Smith
  8. The destruction that had gone forth against the body of the young man who lay beneath the earth had overtaken the mind of the old man who stood over his simple grave. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  9. Whatever it might be, it was rather great, and I was prepared to face Mrs. Effie without a tremor- to face her, of course, as one overtaken by a weakness for spirits. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  10. They were overtaken on the road, and brought back prisoners to Paris. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  11. This was why I was glad, madam, to hear that death had not overtaken you yet. – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  12. Julia was overtaken, surrounded on all sides, and there was no way of escape. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  13. He asked what I would have done, if, having overtaken the horseman, I had found neither my uncle nor Death. – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  14. Neither of them had been idle; numerous dhows had been chased, some of them overtaken and boarded. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. Being overtaken by a mighty tempest, they were driven about the sea for many days, until the boat containing himself and six companions was cast upon an island called Estotiland, about one thousand miles from Friseland. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  16. Helpless, crushed by the law's heavy hand, with hardly a ray of hope ahead, both sat stunned by the calamity which had overtaken them. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  17. " But we have not been overtaken," he rejoined. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  18. He expected to be overtaken by twilight before getting back home; but that was a small matter, since he knew the road very well, and with the snow on the ground it would not be really dark at any time. – The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey by Donald Ferguson
  19. I recall that before we were overtaken by the last sleep, a strange fit came upon us. – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  20. I love to enjoy; and, if enjoyment do not come to me, I must fly to seek it, and hasten from object to object till it be overtaken. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft