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  • v. Simple past of overthrow.

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Examples

  • Nor does the expression "overthrew" necessarily point to an earthquake.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • [6] This expression of Josephus, that the Medes, upon this destruction of the Assyrian army, "overthrew" the Assyrian empire, seems to be too strong; for although they immediately cast off the Assrian yoke, and set up Deioces, a king of their own, yet it was some time before the Medes and Babylonians overthrew Nineveh, and some generations ere the

    Antiquities of the Jews

  • "There was a fastball that got away from me that I just kind of overthrew," Lidge said.

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  • 'overthrew' the popularly-recognised Resident's Committee and conducted

    African National Congress Statement to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

  • Soon after being shipped out to the Mexican War, the Killers physically overthrew the captain of their unit and replaced him with McMullen.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Syria's demonstrations began in Dara'a, a southern Syrian town, over the jailing of some teenagers for scrawling antiregime slogans that mimicked those used during protests that overthrew the leader of Egypt.

    Protests Explode Across Syria

  • Sufi parties have been active in Turkey, and it was the Senussi tariqa in Libya that led resistance to Italian occupation before Moammar Gadhafi overthrew its leader, King Idris I, in 1969.

    Parties in Egypt Seek New Weapon

  • Congo's presidential vote is the second since the 2001 assassination of revolutionary Laurent-Désiré Kabila, who overthrew strongman Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997.

    Congo Strife Rises After Poll

  • And Hezbollah led a political coalition in Lebanon that recently overthrew a pro-Western government in Beirut.

    Iran Adds Palestine Statehood Wrinkle

  • The year after the American-led coalition overthrew Saddam's dictatorship in 2003, al Qaeda in Iraq revealed a cynical plan to kill and maim Shiites to spark a sectarian war.

    Iraq's Tenuous Post-American Future

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