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Example Sentences for "overturn"

He was convicted of assault, but the charge was overturned on appealHis conviction for murder was overturned when the principal witness changed her testimony.

He was convicted of assault, but the charge was overturned on appeal.

The man was able to breathe in a small pocket of air in the overturned ship.

The tornado left behind uprooted trees, destroyed houses and overturned cars in its path.

In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ban on pornographic films.

His lawyer is seeking to overturn his conviction on the grounds that the police pressured witnesses into making false statements that were used as evidence against him.

A group of local business owners are heading to federal court to try to overturn the state's new smoking ban.

Police report that three train cars derailed and overturned late Wednesday night in the Howard Street Tunnel.

Norma McCorvey, the woman whose 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case helped make abortion legal in the United States, has petitioned to overturn that historic decision.

Lawmakers in this state say they are determined to overturn a law that allows illegal aliens to get driver's licenses.

Thieves emptied drawers and overturned furniture looking for valuables when they broke into our house.

A young boy was killed on the weekend when his off-road vehicle overturned, crushing him.

On Thursday, October 12, 2004, the California Supreme Court overturned nearly 4,000 same-sex marriages performed in San Francisco ruling that the mayor did not have the authority to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

A Chinese proverb notes that an overturned cart is a warning to oncoming drivers.

The crowd was furious at the referee, and shouted that the decision should be overturned.

In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was sentenced to five years in prison for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War, but the sentence was overturned on appeal three years later.


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