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This suggests that the pilots were overtaken very rapidly by an emergency.

Along the river, crumbling remnants of an active trading hub are overtaken by nature.

And today, when you look at social media, you see that the narrative can be overtaken by people just from Twitter and Instagram.

Syrian rebels have overtaken a joint Russian-Syrian secret facility that they claim was a covert intelligence collection base.

And unsurprisingly, being overtaken is not something market leaders—or their defenders in government—particularly enjoy.

She was a grown young woman when she was overtaken by what she supposed to be the climax of her fate.

Edna had not traversed a quarter of the distance on her way home before she was overtaken by Robert.

The hotel-keepers thought I was the American tourist overtaken by that final madness they had always anticipated.

A-take, overtaken; because the apparent motion of Venus is swifter than that of Mars.

Mèste Ramoun, without making clear what misfortune has overtaken him, entreats the men to tell him what they have seen.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overtaken, such as: beat, overwhelm, befall, outstrip, outdo, and outdistance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.