We are instructed by these petty experiences which usurp the hours and years.
You usurp the power that is mine, and you deliver me—me, your son—to the gallows.
Lastly, he bethought him of the man whose power he was bidden to usurp.
Who was to usurp my place at table, in my bed-room, and in my mother's heart?
I have allowed you to usurp the rule, to reverse our natural positions.