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Overthrow, subst. 1) ruin, perdition, death: “till mutual o. of mortal kind,” Ven. 1018. “give not a windy night a rainy morrow, to linger out a purposed o.” Sonn. 90, 8. whose misadventured piteous --s . . . bury their parents' strife, Rom. Chor. Sonn. 90, 8 “expecting o.” Per. I, 4, 94.
2) defeat, fall: Ado I, 3, 69. Tw. V, 170. John V, 1, 16. R2 V, 6, 16. H5 IV, 3, 81. H6A I, 1, 24. I, 2, 49. III, 2, 111. H6C II, 6, 3. H8 IV, 2, 64. to give the o. == to defeat: Caes. V, 2, 5. to have the o. == to be defeated: H6A III, 2, 106.
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