supplanter

[ suh-plant, -plahnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF supplanter
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Oh, it was hard to give up so much to so unworthy a supplanter!

"Ransom," his supplanter learned, had come light and gone light.

There was Mirza Mogul, daily growing more jealous of his supplanter.

Smith had in no wise seemed to resent the presence of his supplanter.

There was neither jealousy nor envy in my feelings toward my supplanter.

It was this which finally culminated in transforming him from Jacob the supplanter to Israel the prince of God.

He now stood proudly erect before the supplanter, who was somewhat stunned by this unexpected issue.

It is as the genius of strife and nomadic war that he more directly stands in contrast with his ‘supplanter.’

The Supplanter of Edom is haunted by the wrong he has done his elder brother, and driven him to greater animosity.

Bonaparte, in the double rle of Raynals disciple and supplanter of the Revolution, was full of the same idea.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to trip up, overthrow, defeat, dispossess," from Old French supplanter "to trip up, overthrow," from Latin supplantare "trip up, overthrow," from sub "under" + planta "sole of the foot" (see plant (n.)). Meaning "replace one thing with another" first recorded 1670s. Interesting sense evolution parallel in Hebrew akabh "he beguiled," from akebh "heel."

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