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When Sharif tried to fire Musharraf, the army overthrew Sharif instead and he spent a decade in exile.

The general and others overthrew the old guard and changed the American way of war, but will their revolution stand?

Ambassador Stevens had previously served as the Envoy to Libya during the revolution that overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Tensions between those who supported Gaddafi and those who supported the rebels that overthrew him seem only thinly veiled.

The former ended with the military coup that overthrew President Salvatore Allende.

Rome in an early period in her history overthrew Alba Longa and succeeded to her place at the head of the confederacy.

It plunged Europe into a conflict which cost millions of lives, and which overthrew the entire states system of the continent.

In a speech of three hours' length, he completely overthrew the accusations of his enemies, and was triumphantly acquitted.

This overthrew at once and forever the ancient doctrine, which included so many and various "catarrhal" diseases.

No book ever made so great a revolution in the mode of thinking, overthrew so many prejudices, introduced so many new opinions.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overthrew, such as: dethrone, oust, topple, subdue, depose, and eradicate.

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