Sentence Examples


  • Whilst pondering on the course he should follow, the marshal received the news of the awful disaster that had overtaken the emperor at Waterloo.
  • He consequently fell into a state of doubt, and before he could make up his mind on some questions which he deemed important he was overtaken by death.'
  • The linen trade introduced in the middle of the 18th century is extinct, and a like fate has overtaken the kelp and straw-plaiting industries.
  • 16) through the river Ems to the Northern Ocean, when he was overtaken by the storm described by Tacitus (Ann.
  • Lee evacuated Richmond on the 2nd of April, and was overtaken by Grant and compelled to surrender his entire army on the 9th of April 1865.