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Sample sentences for the GRE study word overturn

overturn can be used as a verb
overturn can be used as a noun

1.THERE never was such an overturn in this world. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
2.Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth. - from The King James Bible
3.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. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
4.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. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.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. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6.Grimaud came, rubbing his half-open eyes, to answer this noisy summons, and d'Artagnan sprang with such violence into the room as nearly to overturn the astonished lackey. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.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. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.and that which they wished to overturn in overturning royalty in France, was, as we have explained, the usurpation of man over man, and of privilege over right in the entire universe. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
9.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. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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