try to overtake

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After crossing the stream Vronsky had complete control of his mare, and began holding her in, intending to cross the great barrier behind Mahotin, and to try to overtake him in the clear ground of about five hundred yards that followed it.
So Tip called the Gump's attention to them and bade the creature try to overtake the Witch and the Sorceress.
It is impossible; one might as well try to overtake the winds, or confine a mountain-stream with a straw.
Whenever I drive along Broad Lane - always observing the 30mph limit - before reaching the lights at Fletchamstead Highway, I inevitably have a tailback of motorists who assume they are in a 40mph zone - many of whom try to overtake me.
A WITNESS to a fatal road smash saw a driver try to overtake her on an icy road and thought, "You idiot", a court heard yesterday.
"We need to focus on Montenegro and Ireland and we must get points against them and try to overtake Giovanni Trapattoni's team in the table."
I am writing to express my disgust at two Liverpool hackney drivers who decided to try to overtake a funeral procession I was following going up County Road.
The car hit the truck when the driver, Kyoko Fujii, 31, from Kuga town in the prefecture, had crossed the center line to try to overtake a truck in front, the police said.
The 34-year-old's comments came ahead of this weekend's European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in Germany where his younger brother did try to overtake him in 1997 and cost him the championship.
The Rocks will now try to overtake the Lions for second place - and keep on the tails of Newcastle, who beat Worcester 94-82 - when they host Sheffield Sharks tomorrow.
Highways Agency spokesman Bob Gale said: "Heavy vehicles slow down on the uphill slope and when they try to overtake each other, it can block the A14 and slow down the traffic for several miles.
The FBI maintains that this does not diminish the heroism of passengers who apparently rushed down the airliner's narrow aisle to try to overtake the hijackers.