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adjective as in ousted

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For retreating in 1999, Sharif was overthrown in a coup by the army commander, Pervez Musharraf, who had planned the Kargil War.

By the end of 1999 Sharif had been overthrown in a coup by Musharraf.

Eventually, Charles I will be overthrown, and the puritan dictator Oliver Cromwell will take power.

At the time, social unrest was sweeping his country, and a year later, the shah was overthrown.

One of their own, Morsi, was legitimately elected president, only to be overthrown by subversive and anti-democratic elements.

Have we, then, labored at the most glorious of revolutions for so many years, to see it overthrown in a single day?

The king of Egypt shall be overthrown, and his kingdom wasted: it shall be given to Nabuchodonosor for his service against Tyre.

And they that eat bread with him, shall destroy him, and his army shall be overthrown: and many shall fall down slain.

Why is an evil government at one period viewed as the ordinance of God, and at another as worthy of being overthrown?

But it is interesting to find that long after the old system was practically overthrown its shadow still lay upon the nations.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overthrown, such as: beaten, conquered, overcome, overpowered, overwhelmed, and vanquished.

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