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But with the operations of magic Rodogune had delighted to supersede the parsimony of nature.

It is destined to supersede the one, and to introduce the other.

"None upon earth to supersede the one I have with you," was the reply.

It is this very state of affairs, however, that it is sought to supersede.

Gutenberg's letters of lead are about to supersede Orpheus's letters of stone.

It will supersede the telegraph, the telephone, the cable, and wireless telegraphy.

In this it differs from the common concordance, which, of course, it does not supersede.

Military tribunals were to supersede the civil courts where necessary.

Also, when did the later term "rabbit" supersede the old name cony?

And now we proceed, until our critics volunteer to supersede us.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., Scottish, "postpone, defer," from Middle French superceder "desist, delay, defer," from Latin supersedere "sit on top of, stay clear of, abstain from, forbear, refrain from," from super "above" (see super-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). In Scottish law, a judicial order protecting a debtor. Meaning "displace, replace" first recorded 1640s. Related: Superseded; superseding.

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