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  • n. Plural form of overthrow.

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Examples

  • And like how the plot of the book revolves around the scions of an usurped colonialist slave power working to overthrow their overthrowers and regain power.

    Cease fire.

  • But the Brits are stuck in this time warped mentality in which Catholics = Satan-worshiping-overthrowers-of-civilization.

    Remember, remember

  • The greatest of all overthrowers, he always understood that it is towards such ages as these, the too short ages of conviction and self-sufficience, that our endeavor works.

    Voltaire

  • She screamed, but to no knight, nor knew what knight to call on, nor guessed where were the dragons 'overthrowers of far, romantic days, nor what mightier game they chased, or what wars they waged; perchance they were busy even then arming for Armageddon.

    The Book of Wonder

  • County, pernicious politics came near robbing the state of a splendid warden, but the courts finally overthrew the overthrowers of Mr. Welch, and reinstated him.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation

  • And now I am persuaded that every one of you here comes satisfied before I speak that these overthrowers of our liberties deserve to be destroyed, and that nobody can so much as devise a punishment that they have not deserved by what they have done, and that you are all provoked against them by those their wicked actions, whence you have suffered so greatly.

    The Wars of the Jews; or the history of the destruction of Jerusalem

  • We must remember that we are reformists, not revolutionaries and not overthrowers (of the regime).

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • Yeah, I know, in the previous two episodes, we saw the Devil crush a demon rebellion, leaving only Tony alive among his would-be overthrowers; we saw Sam (Bret Harrison, left) finally tell Andi his big secret (and we saw her, after some understandable initial misgivings, turn out to be surprisingly okay with it); we saw Sock (Tyler Labine, right) reunite with Josie; we saw Ben meet his dream girl, but only after he'd already exchanged vows in a sham green-card marriage to help keep annoying co-worker Sarah from being deported; and we saw Sam reluctantly agree to serve as a spy for Satan inside Tony's Rebellion 2.0 conspiracy.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

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