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Definition of "over-ridden" []

  • Alternative spelling of overridden. (verb)
  • Excessively ridden (Example: "...there was blood on ... the sides of his over-ridden horse", Sir Walter Scott, The Black Dwarf) (verb)

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Use "over-ridden" in a sentence
  • "At best your guy would have vetoed a bunch of spending and the Assembly would have over-ridden most of his vetoes."
  • "Clearly, that isn't the case any more, and the tribal instinct can be consiously over-ridden by higher-brain learning."
  • "Five years ago, no one could have foreseen that the Gas Rush, with its ever-growing track record of hazards, spills, leaks, explosions, water and air contamination, and health dangers, would have strained the monitoring capacities of state governments, and over-ridden the rights of ordinary citizens to the extent now seen."
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