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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of displace.

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Examples

  • 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.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • As Goldberg recently wrote, reflexive toughness too often displaces seichel, the Yiddish word for wisdom, among Israel's leaders.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • More importantly, once again, your comment merely "displaces" design to an earlier time.

    Jesus Creed

  • 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.

    The Jawa Report

  • 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.

    Christian Science Monitor | Top Stories

  • It kind of displaces the trivial stuff going on in my mind. "

    The Seattle Times

  • 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.

    Boing Boing

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Immigration and Low-Wage Workers

  • When a child comes along, it displaces you, if you need to be at the centre, and obviously Saul did.

    Saul Bellow's widow on his life and letters: 'His gift was to love and be loved'

  • 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.

    What Causes a Tsunami?

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