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Definition of Overthrow

  • To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
  • To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy; as, to overthrow a government.
  • To throw (a baseball) beyond; to throw too high and too far; to overshoot{1}; as, the shortstop overthrew the first baseman.
  • The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrown; ruin.
  • The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player's head.
  • A faulty return of the ball by a fielder, so that the striker makes an additional run.
  • the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
  • the act of disturbing the mind or body
  • rule against
  • cause the downfall of; of rulers

How to use overthrow in a sentence. Overthrow pronunciation.

And one word, one gesture, one mistake, or one carelessness of her lover, might overthrow it in a second.
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At last, when the dragon could not overthrow Antony even thus, but saw himself thrust out of his heart, then gnashing his teeth (as is written), and as if beside himself, he appeared to the sight, as he is to the reason, as a black child, and as it were falling down before him, no longer attempted to argue (for the deceiver was cast out), but using a human voice, said, "I have deceived many; I have cast down many.
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In the desert isle of Gallinaria, near Genoa, he lived on roots, to train himself for the monastic life; and then went north-west, to Poitiers, to found Liguge (said to be the most ancient monastery in France), to become Bishop of Tours, and to overthrow throughout his diocese, often at the risk of his life, the sacred oaks and Druid stones of the Gauls, and the temples and idols of the Romans.
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In 1828, as Adams' Secretary of State, he could not be a rival to his chief, and so escaped the whelming overthrow with which Jackson defeated their party.
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Is it the venality of his decisions which overthrows the fortunes of families, or the corruption of the organs of the law?
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These execrable wretches, who aimed at nothing less than the total overthrow of Venice, or at least of her government, looked towards the completion of their extravagant hopes with the greater confidence, since a new but necessary addition to the already existing taxes had put the Venetian populace out of humour with their rulers.
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He was a D.D.; he was head of Trinity College, which has _my_ entire permission to hold its head up amongst twenty and more colleges, as the leading one in Cambridge, (provided it can obtain St. John's permission), 'and which,' says _Phil_., 'has done more than any other foundation in Europe for the enlightenment of the world, and for the overthrow of literary, philosophical, and religious superstitions,' I quarrel not with this bold assertion, remembering reverentially that Isaac Barrow, that Isaac Newton, that Richard Bentley belonged to Trinity, but I wish to understand it.
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Barbarossa was defeated in the battle which ensued; flying pell-mell to Tunis with the wrecks of his army, he found these very ten thousand Christians in possession of the fort and town: they turned his own artillery upon himself: and his overthrow was sealed by that one act of mercy-so unwelcome from the very first to his own Napoleonish temper.
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But at last, and before the year 1830, amongst other results of more or less value, three capital points were established, not more decisive for the justification of the English system of administering national relief to paupers, and of all systems that reverenced the authority of Scripture, than they were for the overthrow of Mr. M-, the man of 1800.
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True that the overthrow of Constantinople had forerun this event by nearly half a century.
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To preserve intact, and from overthrow, the seat of ancient authority and opinion, was surely a policy neither selfish nor unwise.
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His position, so far as it sheltered him from his enemies, and gave him facilities for their overthrow, was wonderfully like that of the knightly robber of the Middle Ages.
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The American plan of operations, of which this 'coup de main' constituted a particular of some importance, had for its object to keep Cornwallis from Virginia-to detain him in South Carolina until an army of sufficient strength could be collected for his overthrow.
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Had Jim Doyle, cunningly plotting the overthrow of law and order, been able in his arrogance to conceive of such a thing, it might have been Anthony Cardew he saw.
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They'll never overthrow the government, but they may try.
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He advocated the overthrow of all centralized government, and considered the wages system robbery.
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And the other, secretly plotting against the city, wary, cautious, practical and deadly, waiting to overthrow the established order and substitute for it chaos.
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At a signal the mass was to arise, overthrow its masters and rule itself.
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The fools, to think they can overthrow the government!
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Always it had come, autocracy, the too great power of one man; then anarchy, the overthrow of that power by the angry mob.
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Examples of Overthrow

Example #1
A moment later the door was opened by a servant, announcing M. de Camors.
Example #2
But she rallied her courage by a desperate effort and strained all her faculties to the execution of the plan she had hastily conceived, which was her last hope.
Example #3
Then when Antony asked him, "Who art thou who speakest thus to me?
Example #4
For he who thought himself to be equal with God was now mocked by a youth; and he who boasted against flesh and blood was defeated by a man clothed in flesh.
Example #5
But he-like many more-longed for the peace of the hermit's cell; and near Tours, between the river Loire and lofty cliffs, he hid himself in a hut of branches, while his eighty disciples dwelt in caves of the rocks above, clothed only in skins of camels.
Example #6
St. Martin (the young soldier who may be seen in old pictures cutting his cloak in two with a sword, to share it with a beggar) left, after twenty campaigns, the army into which he had been enrolled against his will, a conscript of fifteen years old, to become a hermit, monk, and missionary.