- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of displace.
“His empathy for the child's fate is something Godwin displaces onto others, who, significantly, are women and children, the children being William's brother and friends.”
“As Goldberg recently wrote, reflexive toughness too often displaces seichel, the Yiddish word for wisdom, among Israel's leaders.”
“More importantly, once again, your comment merely "displaces" design to an earlier time.”
“For several years the BWEA - which lobbies on behalf of wind power firms - claimed that electricity from wind turbines 'displaces' 860 grams of carbon dioxide emission for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated.”
“However, the 10 states that have allowed undocumented students to qualify for in-state tuition have "not experienced a large influx that 'displaces' native-born students or added financial burdens to their educational systems," says one study.”
“It kind of displaces the trivial stuff going on in my mind. ”
“And the harder you crack down on Internet movie-downloading, the more attractive you make buying pirate DVDs from criminals on the street -- a virtually zero-risk transaction that directly displaces DVD purchases.”
“Etc. And I agree that in certain circumstances, that variable can work in a way to make mass immigration of cheap labor be a good thing, in the long term, for the workers it displaces.”
“When a child comes along, it displaces you, if you need to be at the centre, and obviously Saul did.”
“That suddenly displaces an enormous amount of ocean water which becomes a tsunami, spreading outward in every direction from the epicenter of an earthquake - like ripples on a pond, only on a much larger scale.”
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