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synonyms for overtaken

  • beat
  • befall
  • catch up with
  • engulf
  • outdistance
  • outdo
  • outstrip
  • overwhelm
  • better
  • happen
  • hit
  • overhaul
  • reach
  • strike
  • come upon
  • gain on
  • get past
  • get to
  • leave behind
  • take by surprise
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antonyms for overtaken

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  • lose
  • fail
  • miss
  • fall behind
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How to use overtaken in a sentence

She was a grown young woman when she was overtaken by what she supposed to be the climax of her fate.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Edna had not traversed a quarter of the distance on her way home before she was overtaken by Robert.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The hotel-keepers thought I was the American tourist overtaken by that final madness they had always anticipated.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
A-take, overtaken; because the apparent motion of Venus is swifter than that of Mars.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Mèste Ramoun, without making clear what misfortune has overtaken him, entreats the men to tell him what they have seen.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
The girl saw that she was going to be overtaken before reaching the door, and dodged to one side.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
So home by moonshine, and by the way was overtaken by the Comptroller's coach, and so home to his house with him.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
The Earl mounted at once, and spurred after Sir Brian for fourteen miles, when he was overtaken by night.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
Even these two were overtaken and brought back when they supposed that they were virtually out of danger.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
Our carriage was overtaken by them more than once; they presented flowers and fruits to our ladies, and refused any return.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
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