supplant

Part of speech: verb

To take the place of, as by treachery; displace.

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Usage examples "supplant":

  1. Take the mere custom of a club table; no one dares or ventures to supplant the members at that table. - "Popular Law-making", Frederic Jesup Stimson.
  2. If the new invention were an important one, the tribe would increase in number, spread, and supplant other tribes. - "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)", Charles Darwin.
  3. I can hardly write this word, so incongruous and impossible does it seem; such a change of our places does it imply- nor, next to that, though long after, would I, if I could, supplant one of any of the affections that I know to have taken root in you- that great and solemn one, for instance. - "The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846", Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett.