Definitions of Overthrew

  1. Did overthrow.

Usage examples for Overthrew

  1. Upon this account, after the death of Scipio who overthrew Hannibal, he was thought worthy to match with his daughter Cornelia, though there had been no friendship or familiarity between Scipio and him, but rather the contrary. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. Then from the roots of this tree there grew up another, but it did not attain the splendour of the first, and a blast of wind came from the West and overthrew it. – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  3. Our brave Hussars instantly charged those of the enemy, and immediately overthrew the body opposed to them, and in the charge captured several men and horses, which they brought in prisoners. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  4. I am that Edeyrn whom once ye overthrew and spared. – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  5. It was this force which made the massacres of September, which overthrew Robespierre, which elected Napoleon. – On Something by H. Belloc
  6. What was it that overthrew this civilization? – The Negro by W.E.B. Du Bois
  7. The mere sight of the water instantly overthrew the reason of half the unhappy wretches behind us. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward
  8. For after He had brought out His people with joy, and His chosen with gladness, He overthrew their enemies in the sea- in the same place where He had performed such wonders for the preservation of His people. – Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects by John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
  9. Verse 8. Instead of 'They chose new gods, then was war in the gates, ' the Douay has it, 'The Lord chose new wars and himself overthrew the gates of his enemies. – The Bible: what it is by Charles Bradlaugh
  10. Fortune is a woman, and perhaps, in womanly wise, she cherishes a secret grudge against the man who overthrew her former darling, though the very overthrow came from her own will. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  11. The treasurer, Nicephorus, who overthrew Irene, and so easily obtained possession of the empire, was of Oriental extraction. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  12. So, for many days, Peredur followed his adventures, and many a knight he met and overthrew. – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  13. The Duke overthrew Napoleon's generals by the superiority of his routine. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  14. At the first course they overthrew each other, and both lay swooning on the ground; but Sir Balin was the most hurt and bruised, for he was weary and spent with traveling. – King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Unknown
  15. 20. For He is on His way to take vengeance upon the enemies of His people, as He did in the ancient days of the exodus, when He came in the terrors of the storm and overthrew the Egyptians. – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  16. What had she to do with love- love, moreover, for a man who could offer her but the fiery passion of a savage, a man from whom her every instinct shrank, who mocked at holy things and overthrew all barriers of convention with a cynicism that silenced all protest. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  17. He immediately feared, therefore, some surprise, marched at once to these troops, whom he found to be Imperialists, charged them, overthrew them, sustained the shock of the fresh troops which arrived, and kept up a defence so obstinate, that he gave time to all the town to awake, and to the majority of the troops to take up arms. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 3 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  18. As soon as day appeared, Camillus came up with him, splendidly armed himself, and his soldiers full of courage and confidence; and there engaging with him in a sharp conflict, which lasted a long while, overthrew his army with great slaughter, and took their camp. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh