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Usage examples for overthrow

  1. It seems to me time for a revolution- not a revolution of violence or one which seeks overthrow but a revolution of public opinion designed to restore the landmarks and bring the country back to its foundations of principle. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  2. What had we to do with peace, we who sought the overthrow of mighty Kings? – The White Shield by Bertram Mitford
  3. How does it happen that a people so weak, feeble, and base could overthrow the power of the French in the world? – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  4. Verily my words of power shall overthrow it; I will make it depart in the sight of thy light. – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge
  5. We must fight, not because we hate Germany, but because we love certain principles which Germany is endeavouring to overthrow – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  6. Treaties of commerce and navigation had been concluded with her by different nations, and it had become manifest to the whole world that any further attempt on the part of Mexico to conquer her or overthrow her Government would be vain. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. It was the " Overthrow theory, the firm faith in the decisive action as the key of all strategical problems. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  8. Now he was being as practical as the foes he sought to overthrow – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  9. Sally was silent, but happy, and Mark proceeded to overthrow the next shock. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  10. It is not myself that I fear for; I shall be very happy with the dear uncle, but it will be a dreadful overthrow to his habits. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. But it was still possible that Banks, warned by Kenly's overthrow might withdraw by night; and even if he deferred retreat until daylight he might, instead of falling back on Winchester, strike boldly for Front Royal and escape by Manassas Gap. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. Nothing but that instinct of self- preservation that operates independent of the reason, preserved Larry from frequent and violent overthrow – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  13. Winthrop from higher ground had beheld the overthrow and knew what he must find when he got to the bottom. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  14. That he forsaw the overthrow of Jerusalem and the Temple is certain. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  15. So this Robert was driven out of France and, coming to England, stirred Edward up to go and overthrow Philip. – Young Folks' History of England by Charlotte M. Yonge
  16. The answer would be, " Good faith in your attempt to overthrow the Government, does not excuse you from responsibility for the crime of attempting it." – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  17. The Chancellor made a speech, calling upon his " beloved brethren" the citizens to defend themselves to the last extremity, and daily announced the overthrow of Dumouriez and the approaching entry of the Allies into Paris, until Custine's soldiers actually came into sight. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  18. From the swoon into which the Fine Arts were cast by the overthrow of the Roman Empire, they were long in waking: all that was learned or lofty was extinguished: of Painting, there remained but the memory, and of Sculpture, some broken stones, yet smothered in the ruins of temples and cities the rules which gave art its science were lost; the knowledge of colors was passed away, and that high spirit which filled Italy and Greece with shapes and sentiments allied to heaven, had expired. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3) by Shearjashub Spooner
  19. Besides spoiling our trade, the Dutch continue to sell muskets, powder and shot to the Indians, which will be the overthrow of all, if it be not looked into. – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  20. They were allowed to carry with them their wealth; and this gold they soon found a means of using to the overthrow of Macrinus. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
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