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Word: overturn

Definition: turn over; capsize; topple


Sentences Containing 'overturn'

Nevertheless, it is necessary that my will should be respected in my family, and that the folly of an old man and the caprice of a child should not be allowed to overturn a project which I have entertained for so many years.
The repast was magnificent; Monte Cristo had endeavored completely to overturn the Parisian ideas, and to feed the curiosity as much as the appetite of his guests.
Now we discover our error; a title and promotion attach you to the government we wish to overturn.
This lasted several minutes, until the frightful overturn of reason was accomplished; then uttering a loud cry followed by a burst of laughter, he rushed down the stairs.
Overturn the world, change its character, yield to mad ideas, be even criminal but live.''
They tend not to overturn that balance which naturally establishes itself among all the various employments of the society, but to hinder it from being overturned by the duty.
Their tendency is not to overturn the natural balance of employments, but to render the work which is done in each as perfect and complete as possible.
I WON'T confine myself to four--eight, sixteen, two-and-thirty, rather than say anything calculated to overturn the Doctor's plans.'
And if he can't live there, he'll die there, sooner than he'll overturn the Doctor's plans.
I know him,' said the Old Soldier, fanning herself, in a sort of calm prophetic agony, 'and I know he'll die there, sooner than he'll overturn the Doctor's plans.'
'Well, well, ma'am,' said the Doctor cheerfully, 'I am not bigoted to my plans, and I can overturn them myself.

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