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Definition of "usurped" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of usurp. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "usurped" in a sentence
  • "As the Cold War dawned, American Communists, who were still a formidable force, sought a rebirth by christening themselves "Progressives," a moniker usurped from the reform movement of the Teddy Roosevelt era."
  • "When the psycho astronaut chick in diapers was usurped from the news by Anna Nicole overdosing, I thought it really cheated the astronaut of her 15 minutes and in general I wished the both of them would just go away."
  • "The power to value and reward work has been largely usurped from the employer by the government of Ontario and other provinces under a raft of pay equity rules."
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