Sentence Examples


  • In his belief that he could ensnare the courts of London and St Petersburg into separate and proportionately disadvantageous treaties, he overreached himself.
  • His successful opponents, however, overreached themselves when in 1824 they removed him from the office of canal commissioner.
  • Austria considered herself overreached, and began negotiations with Russia for the third and final partition, which was effected by the three powers in 1795.