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If you can overturn a rock whose roots are embedded in the depths of ocean, you may hope to turn him from his purpose.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Such an assertion is not to be credited on any less evidence than what would suffice to overturn the law.
There was no necessity, as a revolutionist might imagine, to overturn the dynasty.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
Their first trip was marked by an accident—Williams contriving to overturn the boat.
Reaching the dumping ground, standing between the handles of the wheel-barrow, Alfred attempted to overturn it.
Then he tried the same thing with the stern oar, accomplishing about as much as if he had attempted to overturn a rock.
She tried first to break the Pitcher, and then to overturn it, but it was too strong and too heavy for her.
The longer a set of customs and habits has prevailed among a people, the more difficult it is to overturn.
But there was no obstacle, no barrier, that the man who adored her had not resolved to overturn.
The boat moved off just in time to escape the whirlpool which the vessel produced as it sank, and which threatened to overturn it.
CUORE (HEART)EDMONDO DE AMICIS

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