Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To follow closely upon something; to happen.

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Usage examples "supervene":

  1. A long reign of anarchy, in the course of which the lovers of the race must see their visions of good disappear, would supervene, and this he could not contemplate with equanimity. - "Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.
  2. The length of the adhesions which supervene upon pleuritis gives evidence of the extent of these motions. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.
  3. Indeed a weakness of sight is among the first symptoms that supervene on these occasions. - "The Young Man's Guide", William A. Alcott.