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Definition of "supervenes" []

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of supervene. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "supervenes" in a sentence
  • "Where all, and with equal and simultaneous impulse, strives to move, nothing can move, but chaos is come; where all refuses to move, and therefore stagnates, decay supervenes, which is motion, though a motion downward."
  • "The pain of toothing often begins much earlier than is suspected; and is liable to produce convulsions; which are sometimes relieved, when the gum swells, and becomes inflamed; at other times a diarrhoea supervenes, which is generally esteemed a favourable circumstance, and seems to prevent the convulsions by supplying another means of relieving the pain of dentition by irritative exertion; and a consequent temporary exhaustion of sensorial power."
  • "Yet after an initial flurry of excitement over the Johnson project, his own indolence supervenes."
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