Sentence Examples


  • Against a siege by the English, who had overrun the country up to the walls of the city.
  • Disregarding the neutrality of the Germanic System, Napoleon sent a strong French corps to overrun Hanover, while he despatched General Gouvion St Cyr to occupy Taranto and other dominating positions in the south-east of the kingdom of Naples.
  • A Prussian reserve corps under the grand duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, formed at Leipzig, had meanwhile overrun eastern Bavaria up to Nuremberg.
  • Italy at this time began to be overrun by bands of soldiers of fortune.
  • What the Spaniards had then overrun from Mexico to Chile is still Spanish America.