Usage examples for Overthrew

  1. In fact the Barbarians had scarcely descended when men who had been crouching behind the rocks raised the latter with beams and overthrew them, and as the slope was steep the huge blocks had rolled down pell- mell and completely stopped up the narrow opening. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  2. A cold shiver seized me, and I was on the point of flying from the spot, when a fierce hurricane came from the East, struck the tree and overthrew it, so that its spreading branches were cast into the Nile. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. A terrible disaster overthrew the old maid from the social heights where she so proudly enthroned herself. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac