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We put the Shiites in power by stripping the Sunnis of theirs and immediately were caught up in a civil war between the now deposed Sunnis fighting the American-blessed Shiites.

From Time

So one of the first things experts are looking at is whether the Taliban can commit to working with former enemies, including members of the deposed democratically elected government, and actually enforce the amnesty policy they claim to support.

From Vox

He was deposed in 1990 by Idriss Déby, who then ruled the country for three decades before his death in April from battlefield wounds sustained amid a conflict with rebels.

“It appears to be a publicity stunt in service of a new conspiracy theory by Alex Jones filed for the abusive purpose of deposing a highly prominent person who has no relation to this case,” the plaintiffs wrote in one filing.

Ever since Yanukovych was deposed, Ukraine’s new leadership has turned more decisively toward the West.

They also sought and were denied the opportunity to depose the president.

In London, where I met him on several occasions over the last decade, he invariably boasted of his latest efforts to depose Putin.

Douglas Vassy, the attorney for Battley who was supposed to depose Gingrich, says, “There was no deposition.”

He encouraged cross-border rebels seeking to depose the government of Chad.

Mass movements can depose a leader; or, indeed, as with Barack Obama, elect one.

In the lull of waiting, Aaron Logan wondered—wondered how one so small hoped to depose one so fierce and stubborn.

We may now regard the claim of the Pope to depose princes as a harmless dream; but at that time it was a stern reality.

If they want to depose him, I only wish they would not set me up as a competitor.

The first step they took was to depose their faint-hearted Viceroy and set up Liniers in his place.

He could depose prelates and excommunicate the greatest personages; he enjoyed enormous revenues; he was vicegerent of the Pope.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to depose, such as: demote, dethrone, dismiss, impeach, overthrow, and unseat.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.