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It’s akin to an ugly duckling’s offspring usurping the beautiful swan’s to win first place in a beauty contest.

Few seem to have considered the possibility that he, and the court, usurped congressional power in both of them.

The President should give back the powers he usurped from Parliament, letting the MPs form the Cabinet.

I think she was too late: By 1919, art had usurped all of most pictures' functions.

Lenin usurped the Russian revolution only eight months after Alexander Kerensky toppled the Czar.

On this, Breeden has delivered, as no profit has been heard of since he usurped the management.

In both cases the judicial functions were usurped by a body unfit to exercise such functions.

The Mamelukes purchased as slaves, and introduced as soldiers, soon usurped the power and selected a leader.

I could not look on him—his face was altered, and his usual bland expression had been usurped by that I have described.

False gods, whatever degree of godhead they usurped, had for a time the mystifying power of concealing their falsehood.

Mrs. Slade's perfectly-matched drawing-room took on the semblance of a throne-room, in which she had seen herself usurped.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to usurped, such as: wrest, preempt, supplant, annex, commandeer, and seize.

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